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Brian Meyer, a radio veteran who has worked at The Buffalo News since 1997, most recently as a digital media producer, has been named news director at WBFO-FM 88.7, the local NPR station.

Meyer worked as the managing editor at WBEN before joining The News 17 years ago. He covered City Hall before working part-time as a video producer.

“Despite having been at The News since 1997, Brian is a radio legend in Western New York, thanks to his first career at WBEN,” said News Editor and Vice President Mike Connelly. “Brian has an exhaustive knowledge of the city. ... We will miss him.”

A graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and Marquette University, Meyer was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in 2010 and has received the “General Excellence of Individual Reporting” award from the Associated Press and Buffalo Business First’s “40 Under Forty” award.

“We’re thrilled to have Brian join the team at WBFO-FM 88.7,” said Donald K. Boswell, WNED and WBFO president and CEO. “He brings a tremendous amount of award-winning local journalism expertise to our newsroom, which will build an even more robust news service to our members and listeners.”

Meyer, who lives in Buffalo, is an adjunct professor at SUNY Buffalo State and an instructor at Medaille College, teaching a variety of communications and journalism courses.

Meyer will begin his new position at WBFO on Sept. 22 and will be working in a consulting capacity with WBFO between July and September.

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