Maryalice Demler anchors Channel 2 News On Your Side at 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00pm each weeknight and the 10 o’clock news on Fox 29 Buffalo.
Maryalice has also done extensive live reporting at Channel 2 covering such notable world events as the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, World Youth Day with Pope John Paul II in Toronto, the funeral of Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy as well as the Papal Conclave that lead to the election of Pope Francis. Maryalice also traveled to Philadelphia, PA to provide extended coverage of Pope Francis’ visit, to New York City to cover Pope Benedict's visit and to Washington, D.C. for the funeral of NBC Political Analyst and Buffalo native Tim Russert.
Maryalice is an honors graduate of Niagara University with bachelors degrees in both political science and French. She is a native of North Tonawanda and was crowned Miss New York State in 1990 and represented the Empire State in the 1990 Miss America Pageant.
Maryalice's broadcasting career began as a morning radio personality at WJYE-FM in Buffalo. Prior to broadcasting, Maryalice taught middle school French and worked as a special projects director at DeGraff Memorial Hospital.
Broadcasting awards include two Emmy Awards from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The first was for her in-depth report "Prison and Persistence" in the competitive Crime News category and the second for winning the "News Anchor - On Camera Talent" category for a compilation of her anchoring and reporting work. She is the first Buffalo news anchor to receive that prestigious award. She's also received an Associated Press Award for Best Interview and ten other New York Emmy Award nominations for her reporting work. Maryalice has received several awards for community service including Business First's 40 Under 40 Outstanding Community Leaders and the Niagara University St. Vincent DePaul Award and Alumni Founder's Award.
Broadcasting award profile: New York Emmy Award winner for a Crime/News report and the News Anchor - On Camera Talent award, several Emmy nominations for news reporting and on-camera talent work from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Buffalo Excellence in Media Award Finalist, "Female News Anchor of the Year" awarded by Medaille College Communications Department, "Best of Gannett" award for reporting excellence, New York State Associated Press Award for Best Interview, "Best of Gannett" honorable mention for reporting, American Cancer Society Award and the Federal Executive Board Chairman's Award for health reporting.
Service awards & recognition: Buffalo Spree Magazine "Best of Buffalo" honoree, Forever Young Magazine “Favorite Local News Personality”, Cheektowaga Police Department Award for Dedication to Youth, ArtVoice "Best News Personality", "Best Dressed TV News Personality" and "Best TV Hair", Erie Community College President's Award as Outstanding Communicator & Educational Advocate, Upstate New York Transplant Services' Community Service Award, Kiwanis Club of Lewiston Outstanding Community Service and Leadership in Niagara County Award, North Tonawanda High School Alumni Wall of Fame Inductee, Friend of Rivershore Award, Viva For Life Service Award, Niagara University's St. Vincent DePaul Award and Founders Award for service to the community and the university.
Volunteer service: Peaceprints of WNY - Board Member, Kids Escaping Drugs - Board Member, Canal Fest of the Tonawandas - Committee Chair, Miss Buffalo Scholarship Organization - former Executive Director. Frequent guest speaker and emcee at local schools, colleges and events throughout Western New York.
Future goals: To continue to produce award winning journalism that serves the interests of the Western New York community.
Email me: Maryalice.Demler@wgrz.com
Follow me on Twitter: @WGRZMaryalice