Ron started at WGRZ Channel 2 in late October 1998. Since it was close to Halloween, that may explain his rather unique approach and the insights which he offers up during weekend newscasts.
He is originally from suburban Philadelphia and is a Temple University graduate. But he now considers Western New York as his home since meeting and marrying the lady of his dreams. Jennifer is a local girl who is an attorney and teacher.
Ron has worked for a CBS radio station in Philadelphia and then started on the TV side in Harrisburg, Pa. He also worked in Rochester at WHEC-TV before making that move to Buffalo.
He now anchors the weekend newscasts at 6 and 11 on Saturdays and Sundays and then reports for the weekday newscasts. He feels that is a great combination for a broadcast journalist. Ron also follows through on Tipline stories for 2 On Your Side.
As for his off time, Ron enjoys reading and model railroading. Activities include hiking, cross country skiing, and just spending time with his wife.
You can contact Ron with story ideas at email@example.com.
You can also follow him on Twitter.com @Ronwgrz and through Facebook.com/ron.plants
Ron Plants's Blog Entries
Trashing our lives with roadside trash.
Recently I had the opportunity to present a session of the Media Day of the Western New York Student Press Association at SUNY Fredonia. It was a great experience with some student journalists.