Meet the Team

Jeff Cole

Jeff Cole

7News This Evening Anchor

WWNY

After 14 years of waking up the north country as anchor of 7News This Morning, Jeff Cole began anchoring our 6 p.m. evening news on May 1, 2017.

Mel Busler

Mel Busler

Sports Anchor

WWNY

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

John Kubis

John Kubis

Chief Weathercaster

WWNY

After a successful career reporting weather conditions for the Air Force, John joined the 7News team as the weekend weather personality and now is Chief Weathercaster.

Makenzie Piatt

Makenzie Piatt

7News This Morning Anchor

WWNY

Makenzie joined the news team in June 2017.

Beth Hall

Beth Hall

Weathercaster

WWNY

Beth Hall has been the morning co-host and weather presenter (morning and noon) for over 20 years.

Diane Rutherford

Diane Rutherford

Noon Anchor, Web Writer, WWNY

Watertown, New York

Diane Rutherford is an award-winning journalist who has been a general assignment reporter, anchor, producer and web site writer at WWNY-TV for more than 30 years.

John Moore

John Moore

First@5 Anchor

WWNY

John is a native of St. Lawrence County and graduate of Lisbon Central.

Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson

7News Tonight Anchor

WWNY

Jeff Nelson comes from East Hanover, NJ, but is a product of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism, with a political science minor.

Rob Krone

Rob Krone

Sportscaster

WWNY

Rob graduated from Buffalo State College in 1988 with a Bachelor's Degree in broadcast journalism, a member of the Broadcast Honors Society, of which he served as president.

Kris Hudson

Kris Hudson

Weathercaster

WWNY

Kris Hudson is a true southerner who is from Bauxite, Arkansas. He is used to summers having high humidity and temperatures reaching over 100 degrees, and the winters only getting maybe an inch or so of snow a year.

Keith Benman

Keith Benman

St. Lawrence County Reporter

WWNY

Keith Benman is St. Lawrence County reporter for 7News, covering Canton, Potsdam, Ogdensburg, Massena and the rest of  the largest county in New York state.

Katie Benoit

Katie Benoit

Reporter

WWNY

Katie Benoit joined the WWNY news team in September 2018.

Erin Bischoff

Erin Bischoff

Reporter

WWNY

Erin joined the news team as a reporter in December 2016.

Abbey joined the 7News team in March 2019 as a part-time multi-media journalist and became full time after she graduated in May.

Garrett Domblewski is from New York's Capital Region. He graduated from SUNY Oswego in May 2016 and interned at 7 News in his final semester at school.

Cindy Habeeb

Cindy Habeeb

Assignment Editor

WWNY

Cindy Habeeb is a familiar face in the North Country, an active community member and a WWNY team player for over 20 years.

Natalie Kucko

Natalie Kucko

Reporter

WWNY

Natalie Kucko joined the news team as a reporter in May 2017.

Ashley Seybolt

Ashley Seybolt

News Producer, WWNY

WWNY

Ashley Seybolt reports throughout the week and produces the evening and weekend broadcasts for WWNY in Watertown, NY.

Les Shockley

Les Shockley

Producer/Anchor/Weathercaster

WWNY

Les Shockley was born and raised in northern New York and graduated from Sackets Harbor Central School and Jefferson Community College.