Promotion prompts changes to WKOW morning show

WKOW Wake Up Wisconsin Anchor Dani Maxwell has been promoted to Content Manager for the WKOW newsroom. In this senior newsroom management position she will guide overall direction and coverage decisions of the newsroom.

I have absolutely loved working on Wake Up Wisconsin the past six plus years and am very excited about my expanded role at WKOW 27 News,” Maxwell said.

Dani Maxwell

Maxwell’s promotion means she will transition off the morning show, although she will still produce special coverage for the morning program. Because of this transition, WKOW also announces Weekend Morning anchor Nick Buffo will take over weekday duties alongside Rebecca Ribley on a permanent basis beginning July 16.

“Nick is an outstanding journalist and a great team member,” said Ed Reams, WKOW News Director. “Our viewers are already familiar with Nick’s great work.”

Nick Buffo

Maxwell has been with WKOW since January 2012, but she has been with Quincy Media, WKOW’s parent company, since December 2001. Maxwell was an evening anchor and Content Manager with WREX in Rockford, Illinois before joining WKOW.

Buffo has been with WKOW for more than two years and has spent the last year as part of the successful state-wide broadcast Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend.  Buffo is a 2016 graduate of DePaul University in Chicago. He grew up in the Chicago area and is excited to continue to remain in the Upper Midwest region.