Second Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition

Event Date: March 9, 2018

Winners Finalists Judges Emcee Event Photos

Celebrity Guest Master of Ceremonies

Kevin O'Neill

Kevin O'Neill headshot.

Kevin O’Neill was born and raised in Buffalo. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College’s renowned communications school. He has worked in Buffalo broadcasting for 25 years, starting as a DJ for Kiss 98.5, then moved to Star 102.5 and finally to Channel 4, where he gained the nickname "Why Guy”. O'Neill worked at WIVB for 12 years before he moved downtown to the NBC affiliate, Channel 2, where he has worked since 2006. You can see O'Neill every morning on "Daybreak".

Several years ago, O'Neill followed his passion for weather and entered a three-year study program with Mississippi State University. He has since earned his certificate as a broadcast meteorologist. He does the weather as a fill-in, his main focus remains morning live shots from WNY businesses, attraction and events.

O'Neill has had his share of heartache and disappointment though: he is a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan.