Buffalo Station Hires Canadian Anchor

By Kevin Eck 

Canadian anchor Ashley Rowe is joining Buffalo, N.Y., ABC affiliate WKBW, according to The Buffalo News.

Rowe, who comes from CTV in Toronto, will anchor at 5, 6 and 11 p.m., filling the spot left by the departure of Joanna Pasceri in December.

In a Channel 7 release announcing Rowe’s hiring, General Manager Mike Nurse said: The station looks “forward to Ashley joining 7 Eyewitness News as a complement to our established news team. Coming from Toronto she understands the Western New York market and has a keen sense of the growth and progress in our area.”


Rowe has been an anchor and reporter at the CTV affiliate in Toronto since 2011 and previously was a writer and reporter for CHCH news and CIXX-FM radio.

The release quotes Rowe as stating: “I have been observing the renaissance happening in Buffalo and the surrounding communities and look forward to telling the stories of the people of Western New York. It’s a great time to join this team and to be a part of a new resurgence in the area.”

Starting Monday, Jan. 18, Rowe will be joined at 5 and 11 p.m. by Jeff Russo. Keith Radford anchors solo at 5:30 p.m. and co-anchors with Rowe at 6 p.m.