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WKOW announces promotion for Dani Maxwell, new morning anchor announced

MADISON (WKOW) — WKOW Wake Up Wisconsin Anchor Dani Maxwell has been promoted to Content Manager for the WKOW newsroom.

Maxwell takes over this senior newsroom management position, which will allow her to help guide overall direction and coverage decisions of the newsroom.

Maxwell has been with WKOW since January of 2012, but she has been with Quincy Media, WKOW’s parent company, since December of 2001. Maxwell was an evening anchor and Content Manager with WREX in Rockford, Illinois before joining WKOW.

“I have absolutely loved working on Wake Up Wisconsin the past 6-plus years and am very excited about my expanded role at WKOW 27 News,” said Maxwell, “I can’t wait to work more closely with our reporters and producers to bring our viewers new content they find important, informational and relevant. I’m also looking forward to sleeping in past 1:00 am!”

Maxwell’s promotion means she will transition off of the Wake Up Wisconsin morning show, although she will still produce special coverage for the morning program.

Because of this transition, WKOW also announces Weekend Morning Anchor Nick Buffo will take over weekday duties alongside Rebecca Ribley on a permanent basis beginning July 16.

Nick Buffo WKOW

Buffo has been with WKOW for over two years and has spent the last year as part of the successful state-wide broadcast Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend. “Nick is an outstanding journalist and a great team member,” said Ed Reams, WKOW News Director, “Our viewers are already familiar with Nick’s great work. He is excited to expand his relationship with our morning viewers.”

Buffo is a 2016 graduate of DePaul University in Chicago. He grew up in the Chicago area and is excited to continue to remain in the Upper Midwest region.

Jon Okerstrom

Director of Digital Content and Technology for Quincy Media, Inc.

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