Don Alhart Biography
Don Alhart is the main news anchor and Associate News Director for WHAM-TV in Rochester, New York.
Alhart began his professional television career at WOKR-TV in 1966 after graduating from Ithaca College. He has won the Edward R. Murrow Award five times for Best Newscast in the nation.
Don Alhart Age
Don was born on May 15, 1944, Rochester, NY.
Alhart Don Wife | Family
Don has three children with his wife, Mary: Todd, Jennifer, and Jonathon. Don’s youngest son, Jon, graduated in 2001 from the alma mater of his father and worked temporarily in broadcasting before pursuing a career in advertising with Dixon Schawbl Advertising. Every year from 1980 to 1990, Don and Mary hosted “Weekend with the Stars for Cerebal Palsy” on WOKR-TV. The United Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State awarded Don for broadcasting with a Community Service Award in 1986.
At the beginning of 2018, Don and Mary moved from their 24-year-old family home in Penfield to a home they designed themselves. They lived at the Marriott Residence Inn temporarily until the construction was finished. Their new home is in Pittsford’s Greenpoint Trail. The couple said they had witnessed the loss of a spouse by friends and the difficulties that followed trying to move, so they vowed to move together while both were still healthy. The house’s basement is equipped with a Don recording studio, as well as a room for kids and grandchildren visiting.
Don Alhart Career
He is the nation’s five-time Edward R. Murrow Award winner for Best Newscast. Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Keith Olbermann, Bryant Gumbel, Brian Williams, Michael Moss, Serena Altschul, and Richard Engel were among the other notable winners of the award.
Alhart has also received the 60th Annual Rochester Rotary Award, presented annually to a citizen who has made a significant contribution to the community’s business, professional, cultural, or civic life. He is involved within his community with numerous charities and has been an active member of the Rochester Rotary Club for 33 years and was president from 1987-1988.
Don was inducted into the Hall of Fame Association of New York State Broadcasters in 2010. Don currently holds as a Television News Broadcaster the Guinness World Record for Longest Career that was verified on December 2, 2016. With 51 years of service, he was awarded the award. What is exceptionally unique about his tenure is that he spent the entire duration with the same news station that is a rare business. The award was previously held by a 49-year-old, 218-on-air Houston, Texas news anchor called Dave Ward. After open-heart surgery, Dave willingly retired.
Don Alhart House
The new home was built to their specifications. An open floor plan with the fireplace on the left side to accommodate the 75-inch television. White cabinetry, currently in vogue, highlights the gourmet kitchen.
But as Mary Alhart looked at the gleaming granite counter in her new kitchen, she kept thinking: “I have to go home.” The home was Don and Mary Alhart’s spacious two-story Colonial in Penfield for the past 24 years. It was the dream home they could not afford starting out in life and the home where they raised their three children and hosted family gatherings for Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Their journey to a new chapter in their lives is now in its infancy, having moved into their downsized townhome at the new community of Greenpoint Trail in Pittsford by Morrell Builders.
Tucked behind the Locust Hill Country Club, surrounded by trees, is a small, upscale, single-story townhome community designed for the empty nester. It’s where Don and Mary Alhart built their 2,200-square-foot home, having sold their family home last spring and living temporarily at Marriott Residence Inn until their new home was completed.
Don Alhart Guinness Record
He currently holds the Guinness World Record for Longest Career as a Television News Broadcaster (50 years and 179 days), which was verified on December 2, 2016
Don Alhart Rochester New York
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 the 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 Alhart 50 Years
Alhart 50 Years Of Broadcasting. Celebrate 50 years of Don Alhart working at 13WHAM News! On June 6, 1966, a young reporter named Don Alhart signed onto a television station in Rochester, New York.
Did Don Alhart Retire
Don celebrated his 50 years at Channel 13 on June 2016. He worked another few years he did not retire immediately. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for Longest Career as a Television News Broadcaster (50 years and 179 days), which was verified on December 2, 2016
Don Alhart Awards
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 Tikkun Olam award from the Jewish Community Center of Rochester, given annually to an individual who demonstrates the meaning of the words- Repairing the World!
Don Alhart Net Worth
Alhart’s net worth is estimated to be in the range of approximately $868710324 in 2019, according to the users of vipfaq. The estimated net worth includes stocks, properties, and luxury goods such as yachts and private airplanes.