Sean Mickey


Investigative Producer

Sean Mickey is an investigative producer on the I-Team at WKBW in Buffalo. He is a Brockport native and graduate of the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University.

After joining Channel 7 in 2021, Sean began a months-long investigation into the state of Erie County's bridges. His reporting revealed a failure to maintain local bridges to satisfactory condition, and led to the early replacement of a bridge on Grand Island. That investigation earned a 2022 New York State Broadcasters Association Award.

In 2022, he became the first reporter to obtain thousands of internal New York State Police disciplinary records the agency refused to turn over. Further investigation revealed the Erie County Sheriff's Office failed to strip the certification of deputies who broke the law. Several deputies were subsequently stripped of their certification in New York State. The pair of investigations was recognized with a 2023 E.W. Scripps Company "Give Light Award" for upholding the First Amendment.

Sean previously served as an assignment editor at WHAM in Rochester, where he contributed to two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for continuing coverage.

While a student at St. Bonaventure, Sean's reporting on sexual abuse by priests drew widespread attention, which culminated with the renaming of the university's administration building.

If you have information on illegal or unethical activity, contact Sean at (716) 262-6067, email him at or direct message him on Twitter. Tips can be anonymous, and all tips are treated confidentially.

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