Mel Busler

Mel Busler

Sports Anchor


I started my broadcast career at WATN radio in 1978. I moved over to 7News in 1982, becoming full time Sports Anchor of the 6 and 11 news in 1984.

I have had the pleasure of covering North Country sports for over 27 years here at 7News. I was lucky enough to find a career I enjoy and to find that career in my hometown of Watertown.

I take my responsibilities here at 7News seriously, but as you can tell, I try to have fun doing it.

I'm not sure if I should brag about my one major contribution to society, but Busler's Beauties has certainly been my calling card.

Plus I'm proud of the Athlete of the Week segment, which puts the spotlight on area athletes.

Being from the area, working at 7News has given me the opportunity to work with some great charities over the years, Disabled Persons Action Organization, Meals on Wheels, American Cancer Society and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Add to that the bad exhibition of basketball and softball I have spread over the years to area benefits through the No Stars, you can see why I enjoy my job and what it has brought.

I have been lucky enough to win awards from the New York State Broadcasters Association, Associated Press and the Syracuse Press Club. But what I'm most proud of is the family I'm a part of. My wife Rose and sons Mel and Matt is what it's all about.

Thank you for letting me into your homes and I hope to continue that visit for many years to come.

Recent Articles by Mel

  Athlete of the Week: Brooke Smykla

  Copenhagen gets set to play on new turf field

  Can-Am owner reflects on unique season

  Lowville gets busy with start of fall sports season

  Athlete of the Week: Gavin Macaulay

  Driver spotlight: Tyler Meeks

Frontier League delays games, but moves forward with fall sports season

  Friday Sports: Tough decisions ahead as high school sports teams decide to resume fall sports seasons

  Rick Carlisle’s long career with the Mavericks

  High risk fall sports postponed statewide

  Driver spotlight: Amy Holland

  Friday Sports: Section 10 fall sports are set to resume

  Mel’s Sports History: “Golden Boy” De La Hoya inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame

  Driver spotlight: Jordan McCreadie

  Watertown Boxing Club looks for new home

  Fall sports: who decides if they happen?

  Driver spotlight: Fire Swamp

  Mel’s Sports History: Earnie Wash

  Proud parents watch son in Stanley Cup playoffs

  Driver spotlight: Lance Willix

  Mel’s Sports History: Randy Tomlin’s budding career

  Mel’s Sports History: ‘Barefoot’ Bob & his crew

  Mel’s Sports History: the Powell family legacy

  Team loyalist give Vikings his all -- including a bathroom sink

  North County Sports Hall of Fame announces class of 2020

  2 golfers, 22 championships between them

  Sports highlights: city golf tourney & junior college seasons

  Mel’s Sports History: an interview with Christian Laettner

  Mel’s Sports History: remembering The Baron

  Mel’s Sports History: How Sugar Ray got his name