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Welshofer joins National Comedy Center staff

Kate Welshofer

Award-winning former broadcast journalist, news anchor and producer Kate Welshofer has joined the National Comedy Center, the United States’ official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy, as Communications and Content Strategist.

Welshofer will supervise digital, social and broadcast content development in the Marketing and Communications department of the state-of-the-art museum, while working closely with the Center’s Programming, Archives and Operations teams. She will be responsible for the Center’s digital and social content strategy and produce content designed to drive audience engagement and brand growth.

Welshofer will also focus on building new strategic partnerships and media initiatives for the Comedy Center, broadening its press outreach, and supervising new projects to drive tourism, while serving as a press spokesperson and ambassador for the organization.

“With her extensive experience as a multi-media writer, journalist, content creator and speaker, Kate Welshofer brings extraordinary skill and talent to our Communications team,” stated National Comedy Center Vice President of Marketing and Communications Gary Hahn. “We look forward to building our digital strategies and expanding our content creation under her supervision and guidance, as we build the Comedy’s Center’s brand nationwide.”

“We’ve admired Kate’s work as a broadcast journalist for years. She knows how to tell stories well and how to engage audiences with compelling content,” stated National Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson. “We look forward to Kate’s important new role as we continue to fulfill the National Comedy Center’s mission to tell comedy’s vital story and preserve its heritage for generations to come.”

“I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to join the team at the National Comedy Center. Humor is a huge part of who I am, and I have long admired the Comedy Center for not only appreciating and celebrating the craft of comedy and its artists but also respecting, valuing and promoting the incredible power and importance of humor in all our lives,” stated Kate Welshofer. “I’m thrilled to now be part of that mission and am looking forward to helping more people discover what a treasure the National Comedy Center truly is.”

Welshofer has had a storied journalism career with 27 years of broadcasting experience, most recently as the anchor, host and co-creator of the innovative and highly-rated Most Buffalo daily news program airing on WGRZ-TV in the Buffalo market for the past six years.

Welshofer received two consecutive national Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2020 and 2021 for outstanding achievement in broadcast and digital journalism by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a BA in Journalism/Communications.

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