Starting his career at WCBS in September 1983 he was a feature reporter who won more than 20 Emmy awards and the Quill Award  for professional achievement in the field of journalism. In late 2005 Alter was talking of retiring from the pressure of full-time reporting. Renown for his human interest stories he moved to a part-time reporting schedule then In October 2006 aged 63 he retired from WCBS.
Alter is a two time graduate of the University of Iowa who holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Journalism. His broadcast career has included stops in Davenport, Chicago, San Diego, Washington, D.C., and Miami.
In March he 2010 joined Susan Cheng (environmental educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension) to host a PBS TV special GoGreener which looked at practical, low cost ways to aid the environment. He produces videos for companies and individuals.
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