Karys Belger is a reporter at WGRZ in Buffalo, NY. Before this she worked for WFTX in Fort Myers, FL.
She’s enthusiastically covered a range of issues affecting Southwest Florida and highlighted the individual stories that help showcase one of America’s fastest growing areas.
Recently, she’s passionately covered the spread of Red Tide and blue-green algae and their effects on the local population. Karys has also reported on human trafficking and how the internet plays a part in the trafficking deals taking place in Southwest Florida
She received a Master of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where she focused on social justice and investigative reporting. Prior to Medill, she was an English major at Spelman College.
Karys has also served as a Washington correspondent for the FOX affiliate KVRR in Fargo, North Dakota. She provided in-depth coverage of the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipeline protests in the nation’s capital. Additionally, she has covered key events like the inauguration of President Donald Trump, The Women’s March and the events surrounding the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
She’s produced work for WSAV is Savannah, Georgia and WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, Tennessee. She’s also had work published with US News and World Report, The Baltimore Sun and The Military Times.
Karys is a former dancer and an avid theater enthusiast. While not on stage, she loves to tell the world’s stories. She hopes you will allow her to tell yours.