Wooten likely to be next WGRZ anchor, but ‘chemistry’ could be too much

Station managers at WGRZ are widely known to favor installing Michael Wooten as the lead evening news anchor of the market leading broadcast that has slipped to second place in recent months.  Longtime lead anchor Scott Levin recently left the station to pursue other opportunities. Wooten is a skilled journalist with strong on-air presence and he had been a regular nightly anchor for more than … Continue reading Wooten likely to be next WGRZ anchor, but ‘chemistry’ could be too much

Paladino harasses publisher with defamatory lies

In response to a report in The Chronicle of a sighting of Carl Paladino with a young woman at Towne Restaurant around 2:00 am last Saturday morning, the school board member has responded with vicious, defamatory lies about Matthew Ricchiazzi, one of Buffalo’s most innovative thought leaders and our publisher. On Wednesday evening, The Chronicle released a photograph of a seemingly intoxicated Paladino, who was stumbling out of his … Continue reading Paladino harasses publisher with defamatory lies

Ricchiazzi cuts ties with Parlato publications

Matthew Ricchiazzi, who retains a controlling interest in The Buffalo Chronicle, is canceling a content sharing agreement with Frank Parlato, Jr. and three of his publications, including Artvoice, The Niagara Falls Reporter, the South Buffalo News and the Lackawanna Front Page. The move comes following a ten month period during which the two publishers were thought to have been preparing to merge the platforms, presumably … Continue reading Ricchiazzi cuts ties with Parlato publications

Was Delaware North involved in the death of Don Bolles?

Before it was known as Delaware North, the global Buffalo-based concessioner called itself Emprise. A reporter at the time who relentlessly investigated the company and its business practices, Don Bolles, was murdered in a car bombing in 1976. In 1972, the House Select Committee on Crime held hearings concerning Emprise’s connections with organized crime figures. Around this time, Emprise and six individuals were convicted of concealing ownership … Continue reading Was Delaware North involved in the death of Don Bolles?

At WKBW, a struggle to balance stature and freshness

WKBW-7 ‘Eyewitness News’ has been stuck in third place among competitors in the Buffalo television market, with WGRZ-2 expected to lose the region’s top spot to WIVB-4 shortly.  While WKBW is still in third place, their audience size has been growing faster than any other station in the market. The iconic brand has been home to longtime local news legends like Irv Weinstein and Tony … Continue reading At WKBW, a struggle to balance stature and freshness