Longtime Buffalo Anchor Jacquie Walker to Stop Anchoring in Late May

By Kevin Eck 

WIVB anchor Jacquie Walker will step away from the anchor desk next month after more than 40 years with the Buffalo CBS affiliate.

She joined the station in the fall of 1983. Her last show is planned for May 22. She plans to stay with the station doing interviews, special projects, and community activities.

“For more than four decades, I’ve had the honor of sharing my passion for news and current events with the viewers of Western New York,” Walker said. “Now, as I step away from the anchor desk on my own terms, I’m full of gratitude for the journey I’ve taken with the News 4 team and the loyal viewers who made it possible.”


Walker currently anchors the number one-rated 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. newscasts. She’s the longest-tenured news anchor at one station in Buffalo broadcast history.

“Jacquie epitomizes what it means to be a professional television news journalist,” said Joe Abouzeid, WIVB vice president and general manager. “For the past 40 years, her work both on TV and in the community is unparalleled. We are thrilled she will continue working at News 4 and in our community.”