Bounced Buffalo Anchor Lands PR Gig

When WKBW in Buffalo parted ways with Anchor Joanna Pasceri, it didn't take the Anchor long to find another job in the market.

Pasceri is going from appearing on WKBW to appearing on every station in the market, including some radio.

The former Anchor is joining the Erie County District Attorney’s Office as public information officer.

The job was created to keep the public better informed about the work of the office, Acting DA Michael J. Flaherty Jr. said in a news release. Along with answering reporters’ inquiries, Pasceri will be getting more information to the public online and via social media.

“It will help us when the media and the public call with questions. There will always be somebody here to answer them,” Flaherty said. “I’m not always here, and I am often busy and can’t return calls quickly.”

He added that she still will be bound the the rules of confidentiality regarding such matters as grand jury proceedings and discussing cases in which no one is charged, “But at least people will have an answer and know why.”

Pasceri’s new job will pay her $47,000 a year, which likely is not much less than she made as Anchor.

“I am so very proud to be part of a team of professionals dedicated to doing the right thing every day. It’s a perfect fit for me. I highly respect the values of this office,” said Pasceri.

H/T Buffalo News