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Sportscaster Steve Vesey Joins WIVB From WETM

Steve Vesey is joining the sports team at WIVB, the CBS-affiliate in Buffalo. He joins the station from WETM, the NBC-affiliate in Elmira, NY.

WIVB’s has lost both of their sportscasters this year. Sports anchor Paul Peck left the station, and the television business entirely, in March. Sports director John Murphy is leaving next month, reportedly to take a multimedia job with the Buffalo Bills.

“It was an unusual situation,” WIVB news director Joseph Schlaerth told the Buffalo News. “I don’t have an exit date for Murph . . . but we expect that he will be spending time with Steve to help ease the transition.” Read more

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Is Local Sports Coverage Going Extinct?

The Buffalo News takes a look at the diminishing amount of sports coverage on local stations following the departure of sports anchor Paul Peck from WIVB. Peck’s exit was reportedly tied to “devalued sports coverage” at the CBS-affiliate, a trend that has cropped up as viewers increasingly get sports news elsewhere:

The trend reflects the ease with which sports fans now find scores and more elsewhere. They are watching games on their phones and online, and don’t have to wait until 11 p.m. for results, according to a communications instructor at Buffalo State College.

“There are more sources for sports information — a big source is ESPN,” said William Raffel, associate professor.  “There’s this idea if people are interested in sports, there’s a network that offers it 24 hours a day.  Read more

Veteran Sports Anchor Paul Peck Leaving WIVB

After 24 years at Buffalo CBS-affiliate WIVB, sports anchor Paul Peck has announced his departure from the station.

The news was first reported by Buffalo media reporter Alan Pergament, who writes that Peck’s exit is tied “devalued sports coverage” at WIVB. He has accepted a job at AXA Advisors.

“It’s been my life for a long time,” Peck told Pergament. “I’m taking this leap of faith in this new job. I’m excited. I gave it a lot of thought. It is definitely the right time and it’s a wonderful opportunity to pursue.”

Peck has been a sports anchor at WIVB since 1988. The station has not named a replacement.