It has been several weeks since viewers have seen this local TV news anchor on the air and now it looks like it will be a long time until they see him again.

Chris Horvatits left WIVB Channel 4 at the end of 2023 when his contract was up. He was soon replaced by former Spectrum One morning news anchor Scott Patterson.


He has been hired to act as the Sheriff's Public Information officer, which means we could see Horvtatis back on TV, just this time representing the Erie County Sheriff's Department.

Horvatits was with WIVB Channel Four for six years before moving on to his new role with the Erie County Sheriff's Department.

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