Hardline with Dave Debo

Dave Debo is our morning drive news reporter and anchors late morning newscasts.  He’s also the station’s web editor and since 2009 he has been the moderator of the weekend politics news program, Hardline. (Sundays 10am -12 noon)

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.

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,  but -- to be completely fair and balanced -- he was simultaneously employed as  a 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.

Despite all that, radio is his first love, having started his career as an intern at WBEN’s City Hall Bureau in the late 80s.  He's also worked at WJJL in Niagara Falls and  WBFO in Buffalo.  He was news director at WTKO/WQNY  in Ithaca, and  during the early 1990’s he was a reporter at all-news WEBR and host of their "At Your Service" program.

He lives in East Aurora with his wife and two sons.