Stories from the 716
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Jeff Schober has a journalism degree from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in English and history from the University at Buffalo. In addition to writing hundreds of news articles for diverse publications, he is the best-selling author of ten books, including the true crime book Bike Path Rapist with Det. Dennis Delano, Growing Up Gronk with the Gronkowski family, and the Buffalo Crime Fiction Quartet. His latest book, Justin Time: A Memoir of Faith and the Fight for Life, was released in 2019. Learn more about his books here. By day, he teaches English at Frontier High School in Hamburg.
Steve Desmond, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, is an award-winning photographer who has earned an Associated Press Award and five New York State Press Association honors. He has worked for a variety of newspapers around Western New York. Nationally, his photos have appeared in memoirs by Hillary Clinton and Maynard Ferguson. With his son, Francis, he is the author of A Life of Purpose, which raises money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research. As president of Heintz & Weber Company, the makers of Weber's Mustard, he can be found on Facebook under “Steve Desmond.”
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Buffalo Tales: Stories from the 716
Buffalo Tales began with a simple idea: tell interesting stories happening around Western New York. As two old-school journalists, Steve Desmond and I got together, found a great editor and a creative promotions manager, then got to work. When we first published in September 2018, it was anyone’s guess whether we would connect with an audience.
Thanks to you, we have. Two years later, thousands of people are reading Buffalo Tales, then sharing the site with friends and relatives. We hope you will too. We’re honored and humbled to do this work.
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