WGRZ Makes Meteorologist Moves

By Kevin Eck 

Buffalo NBC affiliate WGRZ is moving meteorologists. The Buffalo News reports Maria Genero is being replaced by Patrick Hammer on the morning news when she moves to weekends.

“Got some news,” Genero wrote on Facebook. “I love working with John and Melissa, but I am looking forward to getting some extra sleep.”

The Buffalo News sums it up best:


Genero is moving to weekend “Daybreak” and also is headed for a promotion. She will immediately be the primary early evening and late news weather anchor on Monday, the weekday that Kevin O’Connell is off. When O’Connell retires in January, Genero and a new weather hire who has been working at AccuWeather, Heather Waldman, will essentially split the early afternoon and evening shifts from Monday through Sunday.

Jennifer Stanonis moves to Hammer’s weekend night shifts.

Kevin O’Neill will continue to do weather as a vacation fill-in as well as be a feature reporter.