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

  Friday Sports: Heated contest as Clarkson opens weekend series against Quinnipiac

  Athlete of the Week: Nate Heller

  St. Lawrence suffers OT loss to Colgate on the ice

  Clarkson ladies down St. Lawrence on the ice

  Mel’s Sports History: JCC basketball, 1995

  Clarkson ladies fall to Colgate on the ice

  Friday Sports: Route 11 rivalry takes the ice in Potsdam

  Athlete of the Week: Jackson LaRock

  Tim McCreadie, part 2: born to race

Clarkson sweeps Long Island in two-game series

  Tim McCreadie keeps busy on the track

Lady Goldens Knights have ‘golden’ moment on the ice

  Friday Sports: Clarkson hockey looking for the gold

  Mel’s Sports History: Lyme boys’ basketball, 1997-98

  Athlete of the Week: Matt Doldo

  Mel’s Sports History: Massena’s sixth state hockey title

  Indian River athletic director steps down

Clarkson Golden Knights down Niagara in non-conference action

  Athlete of the Week: Riley Pierce

  Athlete of the Week: Avery Kenyon

  Mel’s Sports History: Belleville’s winning streak

  ‘High-risk’ winter sports sidelined at JCC

  Local bowling patriarch dies from COVID-19

  Rapids support team plans wall of fame

  Friday Sports: High risk high school sports postponed until given authorization

  Athlete of the Week: Garret Decker

  Mel’s Sport History: Watertown Indians’ championship season

  Athlete of the Week: Chris Schuckers

  Wolves scrimmage, hoping for a season next year

  Athlete of the Week: Anna Spaulding