Buffalo News lambasted for all-White prospectus gala

Yesterday, The Buffalo News hosted its annual prospectus gala at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens on Transit Road in Williamsville. Sources liken the event to Cape Town in the 1980s, under apartheid.  Attendees report that there may have been one or two minorities in the room briefly, but the event’s all-white audience was palpably distasteful to many. The News publishes an annual ‘prospectus’ publication.  That publication details the region’s flagship … Continue reading Buffalo News lambasted for all-White prospectus gala

NBC wants Megyn Kelly to host a second hour on Today

Programing executives at NBC want Megyn Kelly to manage and produce a second hour of its flagship morning program, Today — and they want her to get political. The network’s executives think that they are underutilizing Kelly, who is one of the nation’s preeminent political news journalists. She has focused her program, Megyn Kelly Today, on women’s issues early in her tenure and has produced pioneering coverage in the … Continue reading NBC wants Megyn Kelly to host a second hour on Today

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?