WWNY-TV’s Mel Busler named recipient of prestigious award

Published: Dec. 15, 2022 at 2:24 PM EST
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Congratulations are in order for a member of the 7 News family.

Our sports director Mel Busler has been named the recipient of the 2022 Israel A. Shapiro Citizenship Award.

The prestigious award is given to a person who has outstanding citizenship, achievement, leadership, dedication, and motivation.

Not only is Mel the longtime sports director at WWNY-TV, he’s also involved in a number of organizations including the Disabled Persons Action Organization, Relay for Life, Meals on Wheels, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, American Heart Association, Salvation Army, Volunteer Transportation Center, Victims Assistance Center,

“Honored, shocked, humbled. Did I mention shocked? It’s nice. Other people win these awards; it’s a special award. I don’t feel that special, but I’m certainly honored by it. It’s an early Christmas present,” said Mel.

The award will be formally presented at a dinner hosted by the Greater Watertown–North Country Chamber of Commerce on March 2 in the banquet room at Faichney Drive Business Complex.

Congratulations, Mel!