Rich Newberg

Title: Television News Senior Correspondent
Company: WIVB-TV
Location: Buffalo, New York, United States

Rich Newberg, Television News Senior Correspondent at WIVB-TV, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in communications.

Following obtaining a Bachelor of Science in communications in 1969 from Ithaca College, Mr. Newberg continued his education with a Master of Arts in news and public affairs in 1971 from Michigan State University. According to Mr. Newberg, he found his niche at Ithaca College after changing majors from business administration to communications.

At Ithaca College, Mr. Newberg served as anchorman for the weekly newscast that aired on local cable television. His love for broadcast news was nurtured by professors who helped guide him on his career path. After earning his master’s degree in news and public affairs, he returned to Ithaca to help develop one of the industry’s earliest local nightly newscasts on local cable television.

Notably, Mr. Newberg has excelled in television news with WIXT-TV in Syracuse, New York from 1973 to 1974, WHAM-TV in Rochester, New York from 1974 to 1975, and WMAQ-TV in Chicago, from 1975 to 1978. He provided exemplary service for over four decades beginning in 1978 as a senior correspondent and documentarian with WIVB-TV in Buffalo, New York, where his career highlights included going to Washington, D.C. with Buffalo Holocaust survivors who were part of a gathering of 15,000 survivors and their families. Mr. Newberg later journeyed to the concentration camps in Auschwitz-Birkenau with a group of Jewish survivors seeking to confront their lost childhood. Other major career highlights included meeting Pope John Paul II in Italy and Poland, traveling through China with a cancer researcher from Buffalo who was sharing his breakthrough treatments using a special drug and laser beams, and traveling to the Persian Gulf with Air Force Reservists from Western New York as they prepared for the First Gulf War.

Mr. Newberg has been awarded eleven New York Emmy Awards and one Chicago Emmy, mostly for his documentary work, and has been honored with dozens of local, state and national awards, including four Edward R. Morrow Awards, and many Associated Press Awards for excellence in reporting. Several of his documentaries are included in the Paley Center for Media’s permanent collection, and in Israel’s Yad Vashem. He received his latest New York Emmy for his video memoir, “One Reporter’s Journey,” which aired on WIVB-TV at the time of his retirement in December 2015. In 2005, Mr. Newberg was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Michigan State University College of Arts and Sciences.

In the coming years Mr. Newberg, a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, plans to serve as a consultant to educators who choose to use my documentaries as primary source material in the classroom. Mr. Newberg also hopes to keep producing documentaries. In addition, he would like to see Teachable Moments In Time, an educational service that offers teachers primary source material drawn from many of his award winning documentaries, serve as an example for other television markets as an example of how precious this treasure of archival footages in understanding the current history and current issues.

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