WNYNewsNow is a unique, unprecedented news gathering outlet that serves Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties.

Founded in 2016, WNYNewsNow has grown into a company which boasts over 14,000 followers and hundreds of thousands of viewers.

Supported by community partners, our journalists utilize a wide arsenal of sources and news gathering techniques, providing content on Facebook Watch, WNYNewsNow.com, and our mobile app.

Our reporting is respected by, not just the community, but numerous media organizations throughout the region. We often provide content for WGRZ-TV and WIVB-TV in Buffalo, WICU-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania, the Buffalo News, New York Times and Fox Business Network taking our reach even further.

Whether we are on desktop, mobile site, app, Facebook Watch, or television, our goal is the same: to deliver unparalleled reporting and a unique experience that consistently exceeds the expectations of our followers and our community partners.

Meet the team:

Justin Gould

Justin Gould

News Anchor

Justin Gould’s work in the Western New York’s News Media started in 2013 as a news reporter for WLKW 95.3 The Lake. Gould also hosted the ‘Drive At 5’ on WKZA 106.9 Kiss FM in Jamestown for a time. In 2014, he began to contribute a hyper-local news website. Gould, however, launched his journalism career way before that while anchoring a home-produced web show in high school. Gould graduated from Falconer High School with honors and studied at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Gould also Anchors WNYNewsNow’s flagship program ‘News Now @Noon’ and serves as Operations Manager/News Director.

Send Justin an email at justin.gould@wnynewsnow.com.

Matt Hummel

Matt Hummel

News Editor

Matt Hummel is a sports fanatic and expert news writer. Hummel’s claim to fame started in 2014 when he began working for a local news site as sports editor and junior news editor. Hummel studied communications at Jamestown Community College. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with family while watching sports. Hummel works every day to become a better writer/reporter. As the editor of WNYNewsNow’s web platform nothing gets published without Hummel’s full attention to detail. Hummel also co-anchors ‘News Now @Noon’.

Send Matt an email at matt.hummel@wnynewsnow.com.

Dakota Hunter

Dakota Hunter

Chief Weather Forecaster

Dakota Hunter is the Chief Forecaster for WNY News Now. Jamestown born and raised, Hunter’s passion for the weather began at a young age. He holds a SkyWarn certification from the National Weather Service, and is also a member of the Spotter Network. Hunter is a also a technology enthusiast, originally attending Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY for Computer Information Systems. When not forecasting the weather, Hunter can be found learning about the latest tech, playing (very bad) golf, or just out enjoying nature.

Send Dakota an email at dakota.hunter@wnynewsnow.com