Marie Rice

During her 27 years at WIVB-TV News 4 in Buffalo, NY, Rice is remembered most for her stories that gave a voice to the voiceless. With her authoritative, classy and street savvy reporting style, the Ohio native reported on stories that intimately touched the lives of Western New Yorkers, including papal and presidential visits and the infamous environmental disaster at Love Canal in Niagara Falls. “In an industry once largely dominated by men, Rice was among the first to break the barriers that got in the way of women seeking careers in broadcasting,” said WIVB President and General Manager Christopher A. Musial. “She rose to the top of her profession by being a rock of integrity — a solid, steady and trustworthy observer of events large and small.”