Al Vaughters

Professional Experience

  • Consumer/Call 4 Action Reporter
  • Joined the News 4 team August, 1994
  • General Assignment Reporter WFLD-TV, Chicago, Illinois
  • Weekend Anchor/Political Reporter WLNE-TV, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Troubleshooter/Back-up Weekend Anchor WDTN-TV, Dayton, Ohio
  • Anchor/Reporter/Producer WANE-TV, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Awards/Recognition

  • 1991/1992 Emmys from the Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards for Spot News Coverage: “Great Chicago Flood” and “West Town Gas Explosion”
  • 2009 Excellence in Consumer Reporting Award, Medaille College
  • 2001 LIN TV Circle of Excellence Award

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Radio and Television, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  • Graduate Survey in Economics, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Hobbies and Interests

  • Visiting family everywhere in the country and gardening

Community Involvement

  • Public Speaker and host of many community events
  • Board member SABAH, “Spirited Athletes Bold at Heart”
  • Co-founder and VP, Buffalo Association of Black Journalists

Family

  • Wife, Michele, and two adult children

Favorite Movies

  • “Field of Dreams”
  • “It’s a Wonderful Life”
  • “Blues Brothers”

What I Like About Buffalo

  • It’s a family town. Western New Yorkers are friendly and accepting of newcomers/”transplants.”

Most Interesting Assignments

  • EZ Pass bogus tickets.
  • Orchard Park Village’s sidewalk snowplow accused of running toll barriers at Lincoln and Holland Tunnels in New York City.
  • Exposing Social Security scams, “Granny Scams,” Debt Collection scams, Home Improvement scams
  • Helping private citizens hold their public officials accountable, and get the services their taxes pay for

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