Mylous Hairston, '86, is a broadcaster who was born and raised in Buffalo. He began his career at WYSL-AM and WPHD-FM in Buffalo, where he worked as a disc jockey, news reader, assistant promotions director, and public affairs program producer. He went on to serve as a reporter for WETM-TV in Elmira and WIXT-TV in Syracuse, returning to Buffalo in 1990 to accept a reporting position at WIVB-TV.
Hairston anchored the top local weekend newscast at WIVB for many years, departing in 2011, and received numerous state, national, and international awards for his work, including multiple Emmy and CINE awards.
Hairston has been active in many civic and charitable organizations over the years; he has served on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association and completed a marathon as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program to raise awareness about blood cancer. He is frequently asked to serve as an emcee at events held by local organizations and schools.