Don Alhart

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Don Alhart
Born (1944-05-15) May 15, 1944 (age 73)
Rochester, New York
Education Ithaca College
Occupation Television news anchor
Years active before 1966–current
Notable credit(s) NewsSource 13, 13 WHAM News
Children Jon

Don Alhart (born May 15, 1944) is the main news anchor and Associate News Director for WHAM-TV (Channel 13, ABC Affiliate) in Rochester, New York. Alhart began his professional television career at WOKR-TV (the predecessor of WHAM) in 1966 after graduating from Ithaca College. He has reported the evening news every night at 6pm and 11pm for 43 years.

He has won the Edward R. Murrow Award three times for Best Newscast in the nation.[1] He has also received the 60th Annual Rochester Rotary Award, the oldest major civic award in Rochester's community, presented each year to a citizen who has made a significant contribution to the business, professional, cultural, or civic life of the community. In 2010, he was elected to the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.[2][3]

He has been an active member of the Rochester Rotary Club for the past 33 years, serving as president in 1987 and Governor for Rotary District 7120, which includes Brockport, for 2002-2003. Don is involved in numerous charitable organizations throughout the Rochester area.

"Don Alhart is also a wonderful poet and has entertained our audience each year with the reciting of a poem which he writes himself during the evening program. His participation has become a tradition at our gala event and he is enjoyed by guests and volunteers, as well as our guest speaker,"

— Susan Fanara, chair of the Annual Dinner Planning Committee.

Don's son, Jon, works at Dixon Schwabl Advertising.

Don will celebrate 50 years at Channel 13 on June, 2016. He plans to work another few years—and has no immediate plans to retire.


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  2. ^ Chao, Mary (June 28, 2010). "Don Alhart to be inducted into Broadcasters Hall of Fame". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York: Gannett Company. pp. 1C, 6C. Archived from the original on June 28, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ "New York State Broadcasters Association Announces 2010 Hall of Fame Nominees" (Press release). New York State Broadcasters Association. June 22, 2010. Archived from the original on June 28, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2010. 

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