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Rich Newberg

Rich Newberg is the founder of Teachable Moments in Time, a program specifically designed for K-12 educators to use in the classroom, employing archival news reports to teach social, cultural and historical topics

Rich’s impressive award-winning journalism career spans 46 years, with more than 37 years as an anchor and senior correspondent at WIVB-TV, the CBS affiliate in Buffalo. His reports and documentaries cover issues such as civil rights, inner city strife, lessons from Holocaust survivors, the abortion debate and mental health.  

In 2006 Rich Newberg and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer were inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Along with partners from the Niagara Frontier Council on Social Studies, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and the Western New York Library Resources Council, Rich has created a national template for educators – a structured classroom plan which uses local television news reports as a primary resource to motivate students to think critically about societal issues.

Since retiring in 2015, Rich has focused on preserving television news film and videotape as a first draft of history. He a founding member of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association and serves as Archive Committee co-chair, establishing a regional TV news film and video collection for educational use. He also launched the Archive Project on the New York Heritage website, which showcases historically relevant work by local TV journalists.

In Addition to his work…

 with Teachable Moments in Time, Rich participates in panel discussions and public speaking. See his full professional biography here.


He’s available to speak to your group on numerous topics. Contact Rich through his Speaker’s Bureau.


When Rich and his wife Lori aren’t at home in suburban Buffalo, they’re likely travelling, exploring and taking photographs. He’s a passionate supporter of Lori’s gluten-free biscotti business, Lori’s Oatie Biscotti, and the proud father of David, a writer-producer in Hollywood and Michael, a network producer at CNBC.