Buffalo TV Reporter Wraps Up a Storied Career

Rich Newberg has zero regrets.

He was inspired as a kid by Edward R. Murrow and got his start in Ithaca in 1971, helping develop a local TV newscast featuring some guy named Bob Iger. Now, as Rich Newberg’s rich career draws to a close, he has shared a one-hour special titled One Reporter’s Journey. It’s fantastic.

When you have the hour to spare, do yourself a favor and watch this from start to finish. Newberg starts off his companion note by thanking his faithful viewers:

I’d like to dedicate my video memoir to the people of Buffalo and Western New York, the best people on earth.

It’s the first chance I’ve had to publicly express my personal feelings about you and some of the important stories I’ve covered during the last thirty-seven years. I’m not used to sharing feelings on a story, but what would a memoir be without feelings?

This is where I grew as a journalist, met my loving wife Lori and was blessed with two wonderful, creative sons, David and Michael. They are Buffalonians through and through.

My family allowed me to chase Buffalo stories here at home and around the world, often spending long stretches of time away from home. It’s time now for me to give back.

Before joining Buffalo’s News 4 in 1978, Newberg also worked in Chicago alongside Jane Pauley. Thanks for the memories!

P.S. On Dec. 31, colleagues at Channel 2 WGRZ expressed their best wishes to Newberg.