August 25, 2016 04:57 PM
Abigail Bleck began working as a general assignment reporter at NewsChannel 13 in the Fall of 2004. Since then she was part of WNYT's team coverage that was first on the air with the verdict in the Christopher Porco murder trial. Abby was also at the Capitol the day former Gov. George Pataki announced that he would not seek re-election and when former Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned under scandal. But she's most proud of the in-depth reports she prepared for the station--one on the dangers of "day after" DUI and a second that alerted parents to the fact that children often sleep through ringing smoke alarms. When a popular chain retail store was incorrectly charging sales tax, it was Abby who alerted NYS to the discrepancy. It was also Abby also broke the story of a same-sex couple, with an exclusive interivew, who were told by the owners of a Rensselaer County farm that they could not get married there; it's an issue that will set case law in New York State.
Prior to WNYT, Abby reported for WINK in Fort Myers, Florida. There, she covered the devastation left behind by Hurricanes Charley and Frances. She also worked as an anchor/reporter in Topeka, Kansas and off-air at WSTM in Syracuse.
Abigail grew up in New Jersey and is a graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. Living just two and a half hours from her alma mater means frequent trips back to the Dome and hopefully a repeat of the 2003 Basketball season.
Abigail currently serves as vice-president of a local PTA. She considers herself "conversationally" fluent in Spanish and lives in Albany with her husband, two daughters (and their cat, mice and hermit crabs).
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