Celebrities - Maryalice Demler
Maryalice Demler - Channel 2 News
Maryalice Demler anchors Channel 2 News, On Your Side at 5:30, 6, and 11 o’clock each weeknight.
She began reporting at WGRZ in 1993 and rose through the ranks from a general assignment reporter to the station’s main female anchor.
Her broadcasting career began as a morning radio personality at WJYE-FM in Buffalo. Prior to broadcasting, Maryalice taught middle school French and worked as a special projects director at DeGraff Memorial Hospital.
Maryalice is an honors graduate of Niagara University with bachelors degrees in both political science and French. She is a native of North Tonawanda and represented New York State at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in 1990.
She is active in the community. Maryalice is a member of the board of directors for Peaceprints Prison Ministries, Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services Foundation (Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign) and the Tonawandas’Canal Fest.
Broadcasting awards include two Emmy Awards from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The first was for her in-depth report “Prison and Persistence” in the competitive Crime News category and the second for winning the “News Anchor – On Camera Talent” category for a compilation of her anchoring and live reporting work. She is the first Buffalo News Anchor to receive that prestigious award. She’s also received an Associated Press Award for Best Interview and five other New York Emmy Award nominations for her reporting work.
Maryalice has received several awards for community service including Business First’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Community Leaders and the Niagara University Alumni Founder’s Award.