Scott Levin is leaving Channel Two – putting “family first.” He tells me, “It was time.”

March 20, 2017

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Let me start by saying I’ve known Scott for almost 20 years! He is the salt of the earth. A good guy. A family man. A funny guy. He does a pretty great Rodney Dangerfield impersonation, too. Like, he’ll have you rolling on the ground laughing kind of Rodney!  So funny.

Anyway, Scott announced today that he is leaving WGRZ after nearly two decades of reporting the news.  I’m told by a few staffers – that the announcement was a real shocker for just about everyone.

Scott said he’s leaving to put his family first. That’s a tough shift for sure. In by 2ish. Home by midnight. It’s safe to say he’s missed a lot of family stuff over the years. And what a beautiful family he has. Lisa and their two girls are so sweet and they all make a picture-perfect family. Scott said in a Facebook post, “It’s no secret, broadcasting is a tough business … getting home at midnight for two decades can take a toll, and recent health issues with my wife have made me realize that nothing is more valuable than spending time with ones family.”

Scott has accepted a management position at West-Herr Automotive Group. Scott told me in a text message this evening, “It feels so right. Leaving on top to go work for Scott Bieler was a no-brainer. It was time, as you know.”  Oh, I know, Scott.

He went on to say that he can’t wait to see what God has planned for him.

I’m sure Scott will be missed by many viewers – and who knows what the plan is as far as a replacement – but here’s one thing that is certain – Scott cares a great deal for this community that has become home to him.

We wish Scott and his beautiful family all the best in life! As I told him in a text a bit ago – it was the best thing that I’ve ever done for my family and hopefully it is for his too.



About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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    Oh my god,that is so wonderful,them are hard hours!I had a tear roll down my cheek then I was so happy for him and his family.YOUR SURE WILL BE MISSED!!GOOD LUCK!

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    Im going to be missing that handsome face! But I wish him good luck and wishing him the best. Prayers for his wife too

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    Congrats…our priority needs to be God first…then family…then work. Very few people live this way today which explains the state of our world. I am praying your new path brings the balance and peace you are looking for…Corey

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    Kudos to Scott for making this brave decision. He will be missed, but I’m happy for him and his loved ones. And congrats to Mary for creating this site. Buffalo needs this kind of positivity!

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    He’s one of the greats and will be missed! But his message of putting family first is an important one. If only everyone could see the big picture; this community is family. We are all brother and sisters, and we need to respect lives, not take or abuse them. Family First is a priority! Good luck to Scott and his family.

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    You, will be truly missed Scott. Your Wife and daughters deserve your time. Thank you for all your years!

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    God Bless you and your family and best wishes, thank you for serving WNY. You will be missed

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    Good luck in your next endeavor. Family comes first. Enjoyed watching you on Ch 12 in Richmond, Virginia. When I moved back to Buffalo in 2008, there you were again.

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    Scott will be missed but he is a real man who is putting his family first God bless you in you future endeavo

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    I’m thrilled for Scott as he heads down a new path that allows him to spend more time with his family. I have the utmost respect for him as a jounalist and enjoyed working with him at Channel 2o. God bless!

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    Scott you surely will be missed and Channel 2 will definitely not be the same without you. I truly admire you for putting your wife and Family first. A job can be replaced, your Family and the memories you make together can’t be. To Mrs. Levin and daughters, Thank You so much for sharing your husband and Dad with the rest of us for so many years. Best wishes on your new job and God Bless !

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    God Bless You for putting your family first! You will always be one of the greatest news anchors ever!!

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    Scott is my husband and my favorite Newscaster . He will surely be missed. He and MaryEllen were a great team. Perhaps we will go and purchase a vehicle from him, and has to be a pleasant experience.. good luck with the starting of your new life.

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    You bring such dignity and class to your reporting. You will be so missed ,but admire your doing the “right thing at this time”for your family. God bless all of you and much good luck in your new venture!

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    Sitting watching Scott Levins farewell speech tearing up he was the best wishing him Blessings in his new endeavors he will be truly missed one of the very best local newscasters Good Luck Scott


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