Buffalo, New York residents have relied on Abby Fridmann for reliable news coverage during the pandemic. But it’s soon going to be the end of her tenure at News 4 Buffalo. Abby Fridmann announced she is leaving WIVB-TV this month. Naturally, the news led to many News 4 Buffalo viewers asking where Abby Fridmann is heading next and if she will remain in the city. Read on to learn what the news anchor said about her departure from News 4 Buffalo.
Abby Fridmann Preps for Final WIVB Newscast
Lancaster native Abby Fridmann earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from SUNY Brockport in 2018. She followed it with a master’s from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2019.
During that time, Fridmann interned at campus media outlets and Rochester’s WHEC-TV News10NBC and Syracuse’s NewsChannel 9 WSYR. And while studying for her master’s, she was a news associate in Washington, D.C. for KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Fridmann’s broadcasting career began in Burlington, Vermont, when she joined WVNY/WFFF-TV in 2019. And for over a year, she anchored the morning newscasts for there for ABC22 and FOX44.
She moved closer to her hometown when she had the opportunity to work at WIVB News 4 Buffalo. Initially, Fridmann anchored weekend newscasts at the station. And until recently, she’s been anchoring and reporting the morning show, Wake Up.
But now, Abby Fridmann is leaving WIVB-TV. And she announced on her official social media that Friday, April 21, would be her last day on air at News 4.
In her statement, the anchor thanked everyone she met through WIVB, including her colleagues and the crew at Wake Up and News 4. However, she hasn’t revealed why she is leaving or if she has a new opportunity lined up.
Fridmann wrote, “Thank you for this amazing experience. I’ll keep you updated once I figure out the rest.”
News 4 anchors Jacquie Walker and Kelsey Anderson were among the commenters wishing Fridmann the best in her career. Melanie Orlins, who recently left WIVB to join South Carolina’s WCIV-TV, also congratulated her former colleague.
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Don’t miss Abby Fridmann’s last newscast at News 4 Buffalo before she signs off for the final time. Meanwhile, keep an eye on her social media for updates about what is next in her career.
Update: Fridmann is now reporting in the Rochester area. She started her new job at Good Day Rochester on 13 WHAM ABC on May 5.