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WIVB-TV (Channel 4) didn’t have to look far to find its newest reporter. Angelica Morrison, who has held multiple roles at public radio station WBFO-FM (88.7), has been hired by the CBS affiliate as a multimedia journalist or MMJ. She starts on March 4. A Buffalo State College graduate with 10 years of journalism experience, she had been the managing editor for speci…

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PASADENA, Calif. – Wendie Malick is one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood. The Williamsville South graduate, who is best known for her roles on “Dream On,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “Frasier,” is so much in demand that you wonder how she can keep all her roles straight. It turns out she can’t. In a brief interview at a party held by Hallmark here…

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Jeff Glor is scheduled to speak to an audience at the Buffalo Club on April 5 and possibly anchor “The CBS Evening News” from his hometown on the same night. But there were more speculative reports Wednesday and Thursday that questioned whether Glor’s days as the anchor of the prestigious newscast will last very long. Multiple media outlets reported that the Town of …

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I was scared I would have to watch the entire season of “American Idol” when I received an email recently from a public relations representative noting that the season premiere of the reality show on March 3 included a Buffalo performer. But then I watched the two-hour ABC preview and saw the guy appear to scare the heck out of judge Katy Perry during his audition. E…

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PASADENA, Calif. – Now it is Bethany’s turn on NBC’s “This Is Us.” Tuesday’s episode (9 p.m., WGRZ-TV) of the popular NBC drama showcases the skills of actress Susan Kelechi Watson, who plays Randall’s wife, Beth. Why Bethany shortened her name as a freshman in college is only one of the things viewers will learn tonight. They will also learn how she met her husband.…

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Former WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) sports director Ed Kilgore got in a heated Twitter exchange Thursday with himself. OK, it wasn’t really himself. It was someone claiming to be Kilgore, who left Channel 2 in 2013. The real Ed Kilgore became aware of the parody Ed Kilgore account when the fake one responded to a misunderstood joke by WGR Sports Radio 550 sports reporter P…

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PASADENA, Calif. – Notes and quotes from the semi-annual press tour of the Television Critics Association: Sterling K. Brown loves Buffalo. Brown, who plays Randall Pearson on NBC’s “This Is Us,” was in Buffalo the spring and summer of 2016 when he played the African-American man falsely accused of raping a white woman in the film “Marshall.” Chadwick Boseman, who…

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WKBW-TV (Channel 7) has announced the hiring of a multi-media journalist who shouldn’t be concerned about surviving Western New York’s wild winter weather. Ala Errebhi arrives from KTTC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Rochester, Minn. She was born in St. Paul and lived in Saudi Arabia and California for a decade apiece before returning to Minnesota.  She graduated from Cali…

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LOS ANGELES – I was able to catch up with my airplane buddy Justin Hartley a few days before his character on “This Is Us” had another crisis. Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t watched Tuesday’s episode of the NBC drama, you probably should wait to read this to see what happened to Kevin, played by Hartley, in his mission to discover why his father Jack (Milo Ventimiglia…

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A local radio legend and a national radio legend are in the news in Buffalo. Danny Neaverth, the legendary morning man at WKBW-AM, WWKB-AM and WHTT-FM, will be joining WECK’s “Gail (Gail Ann Huber) and Tom (Donahue) in the Morning” from 6 to 9 a.m. every Monday morning starting Feb. 25. Neaverth had been working a 3 to 7 p.m. shift on Fridays at the station. Afternoo…

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Reports of the death of “Murphy Brown” were greatly exaggerated. That’s the word from Buffalo native Diane English, the creator of the original series and the CBS reboot last fall in which Murphy (Candice Bergen) and the gang were working on a morning news show. Over a salad with blackened salmon during lunch at an industry hot spot in Beverly…

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The local ratings for the Grammy Awards continued to decline but the drop Sunday was significantly lower than it has been in recent years. The program hosted by Alicia Keys had a 10.9 rating until 11:30 p.m. on WIVB-TV (Channel 4), the local CBS affiliate, and it will go down slightly when the final 15 minutes of the telecast are included. The final 15 minutes, when Kac…

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PASADENA, Calif. – Confession time. I haven’t watched a minute of “The Bachelor” since the season premiere because Buffalo native Jason Tartick didn’t get to be the guy dating 25 women. I learned here that I should thank Howard Stern, among others, for not making this season must-see TV for me. A few days before tonight’s installment of “The Bachelor” featuring ridic…

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The TV life of Ed Reilly changed dramatically almost a decade ago when he learned he was going to have to audition for a new job 29 years after he joined Channel 7. John DiSciullo, the WKBW news director at the time, told the then 51-year-old Reilly and all the photographers at Channel 7 they had to audition to be multimedia journalists -- a fancy word for people who re…