James Herr, II (Publisher) is a lifelong resident of Cheektowaga. Upon graduating from Cheektowaga Central in 2004 he studied Communication and Media Arts at Erie Community College. Jim went on to work as a photojournalist at Channel 7 Eyewitness News and later as a multimedia journalist at Channel 2 News. Over his decade long career in television news he was nominated for two Emmy Awards and has garnered numerous accolades from the National Press Photographer’s Association, the New York State Broadcaster’s Association and The Associated Press. Jim has been a member of the Pine Hill Drum and Bugle Corps for over a decade and has served as the organization’s President since 2013.
Cheektowaga Chronicle is the Town of Cheektowaga’s only local, independent, online news source. We connect readers to our community by reporting the news of the day, enterprising in-depth investigative reports and caring for our community by telling the human interest stories of our neighbors.