Angela Christoforos is an award winning Multimedia Journalist. She is a Reporter on Wake Up! at WIVB-TV News 4 in Buffalo, New York. Starting at 5 every morning, she files more than 8 live reports throughout 4 hours of morning news. She covers a wide range of stories, from crime to features to breaking news. She was also part of the launch team for News 4 at 4 in March of 2016. Angela has extensively covered issues affecting the developmentally disabled, including a housing crisis that has left thousands of people on a wait list for services in Western New York and across New York state.
She previously reported out of a bureau in Niagara Falls for Time Warner Cable News Buffalo, where she facilitated newsroom coverage of Niagara County. She provided in-depth coverage of a 3-week double murder trial involving the Kingsmen motorcycle club. Her coverage of a dismembered body found in Niagara Falls was also featured on CNN.com.
As a Multimedia Journalist Angela has done it all. That includes operating the camera, writing, editing, posting to social media, and reporting live while under deadline pressure.
Before moving to Western New York, Angela was a Morning Anchor, Producer, and Reporter at WAGM-TV in Presque Isle, Maine. She covered one of the largest manhunts in the history of Northern Maine and a controversial nurse who returned to the region, challenging mandatory quarantine procedures after treating Ebola patients in West Africa. Angela’s 5-part series on autism awareness was recognized with a statewide award from the Maine Association of Broadcasters.
Angela is an avid advocate of autism awareness, as it hits close to home. Her brother Polyvios Christoforos is on the autism spectrum. In 2012 she directed an Urban Update segment on Boston’s WHDH-TV called ‘An Artist with Autism’ that highlights Polyvios’s talents and struggles. She has also hosted fashion boutique fundraisers to raise money for Autism Speaks.
Prior to joining WAGM-TV, Angela was a news writer at WHDH-TV. In Boston you could also spot Angela reporting on local TV for NESN entertainment show, Dirty Water TV. She’s reported from events like Boston Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out. She was also a co-host and associate producer of Boston North.TV, a show highlighting local events and people, airing on over 30 cable access channels throughout Massachusetts. Angela has interviewed a wide variety of people from politicians to fashion designers.
Angela wrote a fashion column and local celebrity column for Boston entertainment publication ‘Dirty Water News’ and also a contributing writer for ‘Route One Newspaper.’
Angela has a background in film/print/commercials and has appeared as an extra in films such as ‘Here Comes the Boom’, TLC show ‘Randy to the Rescue’, and local Boston commercials for Commonwealth Motors and George’s Bakery of Metheun. Angela has appeared in print advertisements for Boston-based boutique ‘Heart and Sole’ as well as ‘Figure Ground Clothing.’
In 2007, she competed in Miss Teen Massachusetts USA and although she did not walk away with the crown, her essay on the experience ‘Teen Beauty Queen’ was published nationally in ‘Teen Ink.’ In 2012 Angela competed in the Miss Boston Pageant, a preliminary of the Miss America Organization. Angela also has a styling certification from the American College of Professional Styling.
Angela enjoys being involved in the community and has emceed several events such as the following:
•4th annual Night for Independence Gala: to benefit Western New York Independent Living’s effort to connect people with disabilities to accessible transportation.
• The Parent Network of WNY’s 30th anniversary Gala: a portion of the money raised goes towards the development of a sensory room for kids with autism.
• The Clergy-Laity Grand Banquet: representing the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Buffalo
• BSR Media Conference at the College at Brockport: spoke to Journalism students about the broadcasting industry
• Empowered Fashion Show: to benefit International Child Advancement’s vocational sewing program in Africa
• Museum of DisABILITY history 20th anniversary fundraiser and auction: supported the only museum in the country dedicated to telling the stories of people with disabilities.