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Mr. Don Alhart

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Associate News Director

Phone: (585) ***-****  
Email: d***@***.com
4225 West Henrietta Road
Rochester , New York 14623
United States

Company Description: Rochester news, weather, sports, 13wham-tv, 13 wham, monroe county, ABC, health, entertainment, WOKR, Pittsford, penfield, victor, school closings, Canandaigua,...   more

Employment History

  • Associate News Director,WHAM-TV
  • Associate News Director
  • Head News Anchor
  • Reporter
  • Anchor and Associate News Director
    WOKR 13
  • Summer Relief Engineer
  • District Foundation Chairman
    Rotary District 7120
  • Governor
    Rotary District 7120
  • Pdg
    Rotary District 7120

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor's degree
    Ithaca College
  • Penfield High School
95 Total References
Web References
13 WHAM's Don ..., 5 June 2015 [cached]
13 WHAM's Don Alhart reported on the field trip students enrolled in AC's Summer LEAP Program took to visit therapy horses. As AC faculty member Amy Rudich states in her interview, the students learned how to listen to others without judging through this experience.
I met Don, Doug, Ginny, Norma, ..., 31 Dec 2013 [cached]
I met Don, Doug, Ginny, Norma, the whole gang.
WUHF News, Sports, Weather, Traffic :: News Team - Don Alhart
Don Alhart - Anchor
Don Alhart began his career in broadcasting as a summer relief engineer at WROC-TV, in Rochester, New York, in 1962. He also worked there in the summers of 1963 and 1964, before securing a job in the summer of 1965 as a reporter for WOKR-TV, Channel 13. (Now WHAM-TV) During those college years, he was also a news reporter and D.J, for WTKO Radio, in Ithaca, New York.
Upon receiving his BS Degree from Ithaca College in 1966, Don immediately came back to Channel 13, where he continues to work today as anchor of the 6 oclock news and co-anchor of the 11 oclock broadcast with Ginny Ryan.
He has been honored five times with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in television news. He has received honors both for Writing and for Best Newscast. In 2010, Don was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
Don has been a volunteer with the Association for Retarded Citizens for nearly 40 years and received their Community Partner Award in 1982. He and his wife, Mary, hosted the annual "Weekend with the Stars for Cerebral Palsy" on WOKR-TV from 1980 to 1990. He received the Community Service Award from the New York State United Cerebral Palsy Association in 1986.
Don has been recognized with numerous other awards, including the VFW Award of Merit, the Humanitarian Award from the Rochester Police Rosewood Club, the Mass Media Communicator Award from SUNY-Brockport, and the Ithaca College Alumni Award. He was honored by the Salvation Army with their prestigious Others Award in 1996, and in 2002, received the Tikkum Olam award from the Jewish Community Center of Rochester, given annually to an individual who demonstrates the meaning of the words- Repairing the World!
He has been an active member of the Rochester Rotary Club since 1976, serving as president from 1987 to 1988. He served as a Rotary District Governor in 2002-2003, responsible for 67 clubs in the Greater Rochester area and southern tier of New York State. He was also honored with the 60th Annual Rochester Rotary Award, the oldest major civic award in the community, which is presented each year to a citizen who has made a significant contribution to the business, professional, cultural or civic life of the community.
Don and his wife, Mary, live in Penfield, where they raised their three children: Todd, Jennifer and Jonathan.
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Don Alhart
Arts&Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 7 Nov 1999 [cached]
Don Alhart, Head News Anchor, WOKR TV-13
Local Rotary Club members expect to ..., 25 Sept 2011 [cached]
Local Rotary Club members expect to raise $400,000 and are nearly to that goal, said Rotary district foundation Chairman Don Alhart. Sixty-seven Rochester-area clubs are in the district, which stretches from Brockport to Geneva and south to the Pennsylvania line.
In addition to raising money, local Rotarians have also traveled overseas to help administer vaccines that protect against the disease, which causes paralysis.
"Rotarians have done a lot, in addition to raising money, to get the vaccine there," Alhart said, adding that the Rotary logo, which resembles a wheel, is known internationally and helps build trust between Rotary volunteers and communities overseas.
News for the week of July 15, 2002, 15 July 2002 [cached]
Rotary District 7120's newest governor, Donald Alhart, took office on July 1 and visited the Spencerport club on his first evening.
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