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

Thursday’s sports: Canton, Potsdam square off in snow bowl

  Highlights & scores: high school football & volleyball

  Athlete of the Week: Nate Schmitt

  Highlights & scores: high school girls’ soccer & volleyball

  Highlights & scores: high school football & girls’ soccer

Athlete of the Week: Lucy Frary

  Can-Am Speedway launches 2021 season this weekend

  Highlights & scores: JCC on the diamond against Cayuga

  Red & Black signing up players for 2021 season

  General Brown looks for improvement on the gridiron

  Athlete of the Week: Ian Anderson

  Highlights & scores: college diamond & high school hoops action

  ‘Barefoot’ Bob honored in the dirt at Bristol

  Highlights & scores: Watertown vs. Indian River on the soccer field

  Friday Sports: Spring gridiron action taking place at South Jeff

  Athlete of the Week: Garrett Fuller

  Mel’s Sports History: longtime sports broadcaster Dick Stockton retires

  Highlights & scores: Patriots vs. Golden Knights

  Boxing club receives a giant glove signed by a boxing giant

  Highlights & scores: boys’ high school hockey & hoops

  Friday Sports: Saints Hockey in ECAC Title Game

  Athlete of the Week: Nolan Baker

  ‘Fall’ sports practices get underway at General Brown

  Highlights & scores: action on the high school hardwood

  Friday Sports: High school teams hit the hardwood

  Co-Athletes of the Week: Maeghen Fitzpatrick & Allison Best

  Copenhagen Lady Golden Knights happy to be on the hardwood

  Highlights & scores: boys’ high school hoops

  Copenhagen soccer standout goes pro

  Highlights & scores: General Brown vs. Watertown & Carthage vs. IHC