Ed Kilgore

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Ed Kilgore has been at WGRZ-TV in Buffalo since 1973 - the same year the Ch2 studios on Delaware Ave. were built - and was named Sports Director in 1974.

Kilgore was the first Buffalo market broadcaster to win a New York State Emmy in 1993 for "Best Sports Reporting".  He was also inducted into the Buffalo Broadcaster's Hall of Fame in 2010.  That induction came only a month after Kilgore successfully climbed Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet) as a venture that raised over $40,000 for Kids Escaping Drugs.

Ed wrote a book in 2012 entitled "As I've Seen It - Wide Right, No Goal and Other Buffalo Sports Sagas", which was published by Buffalo Books Inc. and Petit Publishing Co.

During his Ch2 tenure, Ed served as Intermission Host/Analyist for Buffalo Sabres hockey broadcasts on Ch2 from 1977-1987. He was also the host of the Lou Saban Show in 1973, the Chuck Knox Show from 1979-1981 and the Jim Kelly Show for 9 years including all four Bills Super Bowl appearences in the early 90's.

Ed is a member of the Bills Wall of Fame committee, the Sabres Hall of Fame selection committee, and an advisor to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Bills Quarterback Club Hall of Fame and the Kids Escaping Drugs Hall of Fame.

Before coming to Buffalo, Ed was a weekend sports anchor/reporter/photographer at KTRK-TV (ABC-TV) in Houston from 1972-1973 and held a similar position at WOAI-TV (NBC) in San Antonio from 1970-1972.

Kilgore graduated from the University of Missouri with a Journalism degree in 1969, and was awarded a partial athletic scholarship for baseball for two years.

He and his wife Debbie, a former Miss Buffalo, live in Orchard Park. Their daughter Shannon lives in London UK where she works for a digital marketing company.

Ed's many hobbies including running, hiking, golf, reading, traveling and cosmology.

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