Spec­trum to carry St. Pa­trick’s Day Pa­rade; WNY na­tive hired at WGRZ

The Buffalo News - - WEATHER - By Alan Perga­ment NEWS TV CRITIC

This is what I’m think­ing: If you can’t make it to Sun­day’s St. Pa­trick Day’s Pa­rade, want to stay warm and see it and have ca­ble, turn to Spec­trum News Buf­falo.

Scott Pat­ter­son will be an­chor­ing the ca­ble­cast car­ried on Chan­nel 9 start­ing at 12:30 p.m. Sun­day as the ca­ble news chan­nel fo­cuses its cam­eras on the marchers, spec­ta­tors, Ir­ish dancers, floats and bands.

The way to keep young TV re­porters here longer is to hire Western New York na­tives who want to be on one of their home­town sta­tions.

WGRZ-TV (Chan­nel 2) has done just that, adding an­other area na­tive to its staff.

Jackie Roberts, a mul­ti­me­dia jour­nal­ist ar­rived from WJET-TV in Erie, Pa., to start work­ing a night­side shift at Chan­nel 2 this week.

A St. Bon­aven­ture Univer­sity grad­u­ate who also worked at Spec­trum News, Roberts is a Ham­burg na­tive. She grew up watch­ing Chan­nel 2 and said in a sta­tion re­lease that in­spired her to be­come a re­porter.

Lis­ten­ers to Clas­si­cal 94.5 WNED will be hear­ing a new mid­day host start­ing Mon­day.

Genevieve Ran­dall, who earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in flute per­for­mance at the Univer­sity of Ne­braska-Lin­coln, will be the host from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. week­days. Ran­dall was an an­nouncer and pro­gram­mer for NET Ra­dio in Ne­braska for 18 years and per­formed with the Lin­coln Early Mu­sic Con­sort and Coro di Flauti flute choir.

I don’t know any­thing about the flute choir, but it sure sounds like Ran­dall knows what she will be talk­ing about.

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