WIVB-TV has hired a Buffalo native who graduated from St. Bonaventure University and interned at two local TV news departments as the anchor of the 4 p.m. weekday newscast that is scheduled to premiere late next month.
Christy Kern, a graduate of Orchard Park High School who went by her maiden name, Christy Andrews, at her previous stop as an anchor at WZVN-TV in Fort Myers, Fla., will be the anchor of the 4 p.m. newscast that is scheduled to start on March 28.
Kern, who was married late last year in Buffalo, is a 2011 graduate of St. Bonaventure who was an intern at Channel 7 and YNN while in college. She received the Koop Award, awarded to a St. Bonaventure senior “with exceptional promise in the broadcasting field.”
Reporters Ali Ingersoll and the newly-hired Angela Christoforo also will be part of the earliest weekday afternoon newscast in the market.
Channel 4 News Director Scott Levy noted that Kern has “strong ties to Western New York, which will prove to be an asset to our growing news operation.”
In other words, she will be immediately able to pronounce Scajaquada and Cheektowaga.
According to her biography on the WBBH-TV website, Kern graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Bonaventure and worked at the campus news station, SBU-TV, before starting her professional career at Michigan and North Carolina stations.