It is one of the most noticeable trends in local television news in Buffalo. To borrow a phrase from WKBW-TV’s promotional campaign, women reporters are everywhere. Of the last 23 new reporting hires made at the three over-the-air network affiliates in a little more than a year, all but one has been a woman.
About a week after the November sweeps ended and three weeks before Christmas, The Granite Broadcasting ABC affiliate gave six employees their walking papers Friday. Gone are three photographers, an assignment editor, a newly-hired producer and a staffer for the station’s website.