With Anchorman 2 hitting theatres on December 18th, it’s only fitting that we take a look back at the men and women who wore those styles and looked good on Buffalo TV in the 70s and 80s.
From the Buffalo Stories/staffannouncer.com Archives, here are a handful of delightful photos and screen shots that would make Ron Burgundy proud.
John Beard, Allen Costantini, Van Miller, Kevin O’Connell. The hip dudes of Channel 4 in the late 70s.
Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar, Don Postles, and Tom Jolls… The wide-tied Eyewitness News team c. 1980.
Molly McCoy, Rich Kellman, Ed Kilgore, and Barry Lillis… NewsCenter 2
Susan Banks, WKBW-TV, c.1980
Frank Benny, WGR-TV weather man, mid 70s
Maria Genero is one of a vaunted few– She’s worked at 2,4, & 7. She did weather on Channel 4 in the mid 80s.
Here’s beefcake Danny Neaverth in 1973. Aside from mornings on WKBW and later WHTT, Danny did the weather outside on Channel 7’s noon news, and later did weather and hosted “Nearly Noon” on Channel 2.
John Beard and Carol Chrissey 1981
The legendary Ron Hunter, WGR-TV news anchor for several years in the mid 70s. One of the writers of the orginal Anchorman movie once cited Hunter, who moved on from Buffalo to Chicago, as an inspiration.
Wadi Sawabini outside a jewelry store holdup.
Mike Randall, Eyewitness News
Marie Rice outside the brand new Hilton hotel
The mysterious investigative reporter John Pauly at a Buffalo phone booth
Rich Newberg and an ambulance
How does Jacquie Walker look exactly the same? (OK, maybe smaller shoulder pads.)
Irv Weinstein and Don Postles. Engagement photo?
You can see more Buffalo Anchorman photos at staffannouncer.com/buffaloanchorman.htm
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