Dave Debo's journalism career runs the gamut from public radio to commercial radio, from digital projects to newspapers. With over 30 years of experience, he's produced national television news programs and has worked as both a daily and weekly print journalist and web editor.
An award-winning former president of the Greater Buffalo International Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, he's been an assignment editor at two of Buffalo’s three TV stations, and has worked as a newspaper reporter for Buffalo Business First and The Ithaca Journal.
Radio is his first love, having started at WBEN as a reporting intern under former WBFO News Director Brian Meyer's City Hall Bureau in the late 80s, before moving on to WEBR, the public-all news station that evolved into WNED-AM and merged into WBFO in 2012. He's worked in Buffalo for WBEN twice, in Niagara Falls at WJJL, and was news director at WTKO/WQNY in Ithaca NY. In the mid-90s, he was also a Saturday morning Weekend Edition host on WBFO.
In Washington DC he was the producer of First Business, a nationally syndicated morning business newscast seen on over 175 television stations. When the Iraq war broke out he was working as a producer and story coordinator in Fox News Channel's Washington DC bureau, and was simultaneously employed as a producer and newscaster at NPR's flagship station WAMU and as a web producer at WUSA-TV. He’s also been an early morning news producer at WGRZ TV
He lives in East Aurora with his wife and two dachshunds who took up residence there shortly after his two grown sons moved out.
Rep. Chris Collins was indicted on insider trading charges in August and suspended his campaign. Now he is running again, saying "the stakes are too high" to allow a Democrat to win.