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Steve Brown returning to Ch.2 as investigative reporter

By Alan Pergament

Steve Brown, who went on to work at Fox News as a political reporter based in Chicago after working at two Buffalo TV stations, is returning to the market as a Channel 2 investigative reporter.

Brown, who worked at Channel 2 as a weekend anchor and reporter from 1990-94 and also was an investigative reporter at Channel 7 after that, begins his new job on Monday.

During his days at Fox News starting in 1997 or 1998, Brown covered four presidential campaigns. He  left Fox News a while ago when the network experienced cutbacks in its bureaus.

A 1983 Canisius College graduate, Brown interned at Channel 2 while he was in college.

"He's really smart and he's really tenacious and he fits our watchdog advocacy journalism perfectly," said Channel 2 General Manager Jim Toelllner.

Brown's hiring highlights the competition with Channel 4, which recently has increased its emphasis on its investigative team.

The investigation competition between the two stations also has been evident in promos.

Channel 2's promos stress that it focuses on investigations that matter, which suggest that it believes Channel 4 calls many stories it does "investigations" no matter their importance.

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