Pete Gallivan 

News Anchor

About Pete Gallivan  

Pete Gallivan is a Daybreak co-anchor at WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY. In addition to his anchor responsibilities, Pete produces a weekly feature called “Unknown Stories of WNY,” which highlights local history.

Pete is a product of the Buffalo Public Schools, having graduated from the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts. He continued his education at The College at Brockport, where he majored in Communications and was a two-sport athlete in hockey and soccer.

Pete’s broadcasting career began in 1987 at a small, day-timer radio station in Brockport, where he worked in sales, disc jockeyed, and ultimately became News Director at WASB. From Brockport, his career included stints at local radio stations in Canandaigua, Warsaw, and Rochester. It was in Rochester that he discovered his passion for visual storytelling, working as a reporter at WHEC-TV and later WROC-TV.

In 1996, Pete returned to his hometown of Buffalo and joined WGRZ-TV. Since then, he has served as a general assignment reporter, weekend anchor, and Daybreak anchor. His reporting has earned him two NYS Emmys, a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and an Associated Press Award. He was also part of the Daybreak team that won an Emmy for best morning newscast.

Pete and his wife, Sarah, have raised three children, Brenna, Benjamin, and Hannah, along with several rescued greyhounds.