- PS 94 West Hertel Academy
Big Sister - Little Sister Dialogues
On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the Big Sister-Little Sister Dialogues program will welcome News Anchor and Reporter, Claudine Ewing as its monthly dialogues speaker at their monthly sessions held at The Buffalo School for Culinary Arts and Hospitality.
Claudine Ewing is a Reporter/Anchor at WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY.
Claudine’s professional career started immediately after graduating from Buffalo State College. She worked in Radio News covering Western New York and Southern Ontario.
Her life motto is “Expect nothing, appreciate everything, keep grinding!”
In 2019, Claudine won a New York State Emmy and a NYS Associated Press Award.
Claudine earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism with Honors. In 2004, she received the Young Alumnus Achievement Award from her college alma mater.
Over the years, Claudine has won numerous awards and has been nominated and recognized for her work in Journalism.
In 2017, she won for a story on child she followed from a premature birth until she graduated from high school, called Preemie goes to College. In 2015, Claudine received Special Mention by the New York State Associated Press for General Excellence in Individual Reporting. In 2014, Claudine won a national award from the NABJ for a sports story The Smart Football Scholar. A story on the rise of Penn State graduate John Urschel who joined the NFL.
Claudine has earned several awards from the Associated Press for special news series and breaking news. She has also been nominated for New York State Emmy Awards.
Some of Claudine’s memorable stories include revealing to the world that there was a female limbo performer worthy of the Guinness Record. Her story helped make a young girl’s dream come true. Claudine also reported on a family’s mission to have tougher state penalties for repeat child abusers. She followed the case to Albany and now there is Jay J’s law, named after an abused child.
In 1999, Claudine’s alma mater, Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts, awarded her with their annual Excellence in Broadcasting Award. She has been honored in the past with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's "Outstanding Community Service Award".
Claudine is a member of the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists, the National Association for Black Journalists. She also serves on the Buffalo State College Alumni Association Board, The TEGNA Foundation and For Our Daughters.
Claudine enjoys Bible reading, traveling across the world, live music, sporting events and spending time with family.
The Uncrowned Queens Research Institute, Inc., in partnership with the Buffalo Public Schools, has implemented this girl's mentoring program for high school girls representing every high school across the District for the past three years. This year-long mentoring program engages 30 female scholars and focuses on supporting college & career readiness, school attendance, and improving graduation rates. Program highlights include instructional workshops with mentors, high profile women of color serving as Keynote speakers, culturally relevant history lessons and excursions, college tours, worksite job shadowing opportunities, raising scholar voice and enhancing public speaking skills. Instructional lessons and workshops focus on women’s issues and unique challenges and opportunities facing girls and women of color. The program is supported by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo.