Buffalo broadcasting legend Irv Weinstein dies at 87

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A longtime local television news anchor in Buffalo, New York, known for his “rapid-fire delivery and famous alliteration” has died. Irv Weinstein was 87.

WKBW-TV, where Weinstein had worked for 34 years, says he died Tuesday in Costa Mesa, California, after a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Anybody but everybody from Southern Ontario knew Irv Weinstein. It seemed at times that Buffalo had an endless supply of combustible abandoned warehouses.