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Dave Debo

News Director

Dave Debo's journalism career runs the gamut from public radio to commercial radio, from digital projects to newspapers.  With over 30 years of experience, he's produced national television news programs and has worked as both a daily and weekly print journalist and web editor. 

An award-winning former president of the Greater Buffalo International Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, he's been an assignment editor at two of Buffalo’s three TV stations, and has worked as a newspaper reporter for Buffalo Business First and The Ithaca Journal.

Radio is his first love, having started at WBEN as a reporting intern under former WBFO News Director Brian Meyer in the late 80s, before moving on to  two stints at WEBR, the public-all news station that evolved into WNED-AM and merged into WBFO in 2012. He's worked in Buffalo for WBEN, and was the longest serving host of their acclaimed weekend politics news program "Hardline" for over 9 years.

During the 1990's he hosted WEBR's popular Weekend At Your Service program, and after that was a weekend edition host on WBFO.   He's also worked n Niagara Falls at WJJL, and was news director at WTKO/WQNY in Ithaca NY.  

In Washington DC on 9/11, he was the producer of First Business, a nationally syndicated morning business newscast seen on over 175 television stations. When the Iraq war broke out he was working as a producer and story coordinator in Fox News Channel's Washington DC bureau,  and was simultaneously employed as a producer and newscaster at  NPR's flagship station WAMU and as a web producer at WUSA-TV.   He’s also been an early morning news producer at WGRZ TV

He lives in East Aurora , has dabbled in community theatre there  and is an ordained wedding officiant.