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Channel 2's Lynne Dixon to run for County Legislature
Channel 2's Lynne Dixon to run for County Legislature : Latest Local News : The Buffalo News The Buffalo News Channel 2's Lynne Dixon to run for County Legislature Lynne Dixon, a veteran reporter for Channel 2 News, will be the Republican candidate opposing Democratic Legislator Robert B. Reynolds of Hamburg, The Buffalo News has learned. Two highly placed sources said Dixon will seek the nomination, with one indicating she has submitted her two week's notice of resignation to Channel 2. Dixon, 43, is a registered member of the Independence Party, which is expected to give her a strong claim on that nomination. The sources say she also has submitted a letter to Conservative leaders declaring her intention to run. They have scheduled her for an interview on Tuesday. Channel 2's Lynne Dixon to run for County Legislature Channel 2's Lynne Dixon to run for County Legislature
Lynne Dixon Lynne Dixon has been a general assignment reporter at WGRZ-TV since December 1997.Prior to joining Channel 2, Lynne spent six years as a news and sports reporter and anchor for Buffalo AM talk radio station WGR.During her stay there, she was a beat reporter for the Buffalo Bills.She served as afternoon drive news anchor and was eventually promoted to morning drive reporter and fill-in anchor.Lynne took part on various sports talk shows and won several awards during that time, including a New York State Broadcasting Award for her Oklahoma City bombing coverage.She was also a stringer for the Associated Press, ABC, and other stations nationwide for Buffalo Bills and Sabres games.Lynne's TV career began in Clarksburg, West Virginia, where she was the weekend anchor and producer.She also was her own photographer and editor.Lynne was then promoted to weekday morning anchor and reporter.She was also news director and sports anchor for an AM/FM radio station in Parkersburg, West Virginia/Marietta, Ohio, before trying her hand in television.Lynne is a graduate of West Virginia University, where she was an English major, with an emphasis in journalism.She was news director at the college radio station, WWVU-FM, and free-lanced for various networks, including ESPN, Jefferson Pilot, CBS, and others.Lynne has been active in various community activities and was a Make-a-Wish volunteer.She and her husband, Tim, have three children.Their hobbies include football, hockey, skating, boating, bike riding, tennis, swimming, playing piano, and listening to various types of music.Email to: Lynne Dixon
Erie County Republicans have chosen another high-profile media figure to run for County Legislature this year, tapping veteran Channel 2 News reporter Lynne Dixon to challenge Legislator Robert B. Reynolds, a Ham-burg Democrat.
But the big development of the day was Dixon, a Channel 2 reporter since 1997 who enters the race with instant name recognition and has resigned her position at WGRZTV in anticipation of the race. She said Wednesday she never envisioned herself running for office, but over the course of a 20-year career covering politics has come to view government as "dysfunctional." "I have four kids, and I just asked myself what I could give back to make it better for them," she said. Christopher M. Grant, a top aide, said Wednesday that Collins is delighted that Dixon is running. Dixon, 43, lives in Hamburg and is a member of the Independence Party. She enters the race with an advantage toward snaring the nomination of the Independence Party, which occupies the No. 3 line on the ballot and often proves crucial in a tight race. She has long reported on county politics for Channel 2 and is expected to tout her experience in the race against Reynolds.
Lynne Dixon Email: Lynne.Dixon@wgrz.com
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