By the end of the year, it appears viewers of the 24-hour Spectrum News in Buffalo will be missing some of their favorite news anchors in what the cable company Charter Communications has described as statewide organizational changes rather than budget cuts. As a Producer, you’ll work in a fast-paced, fiercely accurate, 24/7 breaking newsroom. You’ll use innovative journalistic approaches, informed by sound research, to produce exclusive and informative content. Your commitment to viewers and your craft will make an impact on people’s lives and your career. Huff declined to provide more information on how many positions were eliminated, but said the company hopes to offer impacted employees other jobs. • Watch live news from Spectrum News’ portfolio of local news networks.
In addition to its headquarters, Spectrum News Central New York also maintains reporters and photographers based in regional newsrooms located throughout its coverage area across Central and Northern New York. On weekends, Bortnick, Steininger and Williams co-anchor the morning news starting at 6 a.m., while Delongis and Guaderrama co-anchor the evening news starting at 5 p.m. Meteorologist Courtney Furtado delivers area-specific weather reports in the mornings while meteorologist Carson Metcalf provides local weather updates in the evenings. The remaining staff was asked to record news reports on their mobile devices and anchoring was done from Albany. A company reorganization will transition field reporters into multimedia roles, which will eliminate some traditional newsroom positions, while adding others, according to a company statement.
Spectrum’s 24-hour local news operation sets it apart from satellite providers and Fios so it will be interesting to see how much the organizational changes will impact local coverage. In his departure announcement, the reporter went on to thank longtime Spectrum News staffer Marisa Jacques for bringing him to the area. Jacques was the sports director at Spectrum Albany and is now an anchor with the station. Jesse MacWilliam, a sports reporter and multimedia journalist at Spectrum Albany, is leaving the station. At Spectrum Networks, we are dedicated to producing unbiased, high-quality, and hyperlocal programming on 30+ networks, including in NYC, LA, and DC. Every day, we engage more than two million households on the issues and events taking place locally.
You let us know where you call home, and we customize your experience with stories and information that matter to you and your community. Get your daily news or your Orange sports and Buffalo Bills updates. View Company ProfileAre you a go-getter with a passion for news, writing, and storytelling? Then joining Spectrum Networks firewall or antivirus software may have blocked the connection as a Producer may be right for you. As with other Spectrum News channels, it is not available on satellite, nor is it available in portions of Cayuga County where Zito Media controls the cable franchise and Charter Spectrum is not offered. Great working environment, very low pressure, but not much aspiration in the room.
It appears that reporters in Buffalo have been spared from losing their jobs because they are part of the plans for the newly organized cable news channel. Spectrum News 1 is available exclusively to Spectrum video customers on channel 1. Spectrum’s award-winning local news and original content also is available on the Spectrum News App, available to all Spectrum residential customers including internet-only. The only anchors who appear to be safe from losing their jobs are in the morning – Scott Patterson, who anchors weekday mornings, and Breanna Fuss, who anchors weekend mornings. Sources add that news director Kelly Holland and assistant news director Steve Marth have been told they are among the 15 people whose jobs have been eliminated in Buffalo. In addition, almost all photographers and those working on the assignment desk locally have been told their jobs are being eliminated.
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“We will complement our award-winning breaking news reporting with more ‘boots-on-the-ground’ news gathering and storytelling. We will produce more community-based content, including weather and news updates specific to Buffalo from our local multimedia journalists, who all will be assigned to cover regions and beats. We will utilize our editorial support team to provide research, feedback and logistical assistance to ensure reporting is fact-based, objective and of the highest quality. Jacques, a native New Yorker, and Edwards, who previously anchored the evening news in Rochester, deliver a balanced mix of local news and headlines with hyper-relevant stories weeknights beginning at 5 p.m. On “Your Evening on Spectrum News 1.” Meteorologist Carrie Cheevers delivers area-specific weather forecasts, and sports anchor Mark Larson provides coverage of local high school and college sports. According to sources, midday news anchor John Borsa, evening news anchor Casey Bortnick, weekend sports anchor Greg Vorse and weekend news anchor Jeannie McBride are among those who have been told their jobs are being eliminated by the end of December.