I'm visiting the 'rents for the holidays, back in Buffalo, New York. Watching various newscasts of local stations, again I noticed that about half of the anchors and reporters often talk with very strong Buffalo "eyacksints"; the very pronounced nasal flat A is quite prevalent, among other traits of Buffalo English. Nuh der, ya don't heyar dat der Chickatavaga eyecksints der, gutdemmet.
When I've lived and visited cities throughout the country, newscasters seemed to speak mainly in a generic Midwestern accent; they all sound like they're from Kansas City or Salt Lake City. I didn't hear southern drawls on newscasts in Atlanta or Charlotte, clinched-teeth cowboy accents in Denver, nasal south suburban inflections in Chicago, or Brooklyn and Long Island accents from stations in NYC. Okay, they do pop up occasionally, but it's usually a feature reporter or some "gotcha" consumer advocate; not the anchors and reporters.
Are there any cities in the US where local accents are the norm, or even very common, for local newscasts?