Viewers will sorely miss Pasceri’s professionalism
No! Say it isn’t so. My favorite local newscaster, Joanna Pasceri, is leaving Channel 7, with no warning whatsoever. Years ago, USA Today newspaper held a contest for readers to write an essay on why they love their city. I, along with many others, submitted my thoughts, and Buffalo won the honor of sending in the most letters.
For some reason, Channel 7 picked me to interview. I was a nervous wreck, but when Pasceri arrived at my home, along with her film man, I was immediately put at ease. What a warm and friendly lady she was, who was graced with a lovely voice, a warm, caring personality, and who was as professionally perfect as anyone could hope for.
I wrote The News, stating my views on her and her interview. It wasn’t long after that that she became a 6 o’clock newscaster. Probably wishful thinking, but I always hoped I might have had a role in her getting that promotion. Pasceri has served our community well these past 22 years, and will be missed by many – myself at the head of that list.