Renata Stiehl is a Twin Tiers native with a passion for local news. She joined the WENY News team in May 2005. Over the past several years, she’s worn many hats, working her way up from producer, all the way to News Director, a role she took on in December 2013. She has also served as an anchor for the station since 2008, and currently anchors WENY News at 6.
Nick started at WENY News behind the scenes as an editor and photographer in 2011. He started his on-air career as a reporter in 2013, and eventually started anchoring in 2015. In 2016, Nick reported for the CBS affiliate in Buffalo, New York. Over the years, Nick's work has been featured on multiple national news outlets, and has won several 1st place awards from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Joe Veres can be seen weeknights on WENY News at 6:00pm and 11:00pm. Originally from Parsippany, New Jersey, Joe had an early interest in weather. In elementary school he would entertain his family with weather forecasts gathered from watching the Weather Channel. In high school Joe gained valuable experience working at ION Weather, and became the "go-to guy" for the inside scoop on impending snow storms.
Vanessa Rizzitano joined the WENY news team as a Morning Anchor/ Reporter/ Producer in July 2019. In May 2018, she graduated from Curry College in Milton, MA. She was able to receive her bachelor’s degree in Communications in three years. Immediately after graduation, she began her career as a news writer for Boston 25 News in Dedham, MA...
Alex joined the WENY First Warning Weather Team in May of 2019 after graduating from the State University of New York at Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics. Alex grew up in Monroe, NY, a suburb of New York City. Alex enjoys all four seasons that we experience here in the Northeast and his favorite season, which may come as a surprise, is winter. His fascination with...
Griffin joined the WENY News team as a multi-media and weekend morning anchor in November 2017.
Originally from Somers, N.Y., Griffin graduated from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Television and Radio communications and a minor in Sports Studies. While at Ithaca, Griffin was heavily involved with Ithaca College Television, from the college's news program...
firstname.lastname@example.org Brandon Menard joined the WENY News team as a multimedia journalist in March 2017, and is excited to have now found a new home in the Twin Tiers. After graduating from Clinton Community College in 2014, Brandon attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh where he received a Bachelor’s degree majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in political science in 2016. While at SUNY Plattsburgh, Brandon could always be found in front of the c...
Cody Carlson serves as Lilly Broadcasting’s Pennsylvania Capitol Reporter in the Harrisburg Bureau. Cody first joined the Lilly Broadcasting team in January 2016, where he served as a Reporter for WENY-TV in Elmira, New York. Cody anchored WENY’s morning news from January 2017 until May 2019, when he made the jump to the Harrisburg Bureau...