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Benita Zahn Bids Adieu To WNYT NewsChannel 13 After 41 Years

Joe Donahue and Benita Zahn in a radio studio
Sarah LaDuke
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Joe Donahue and Benita Zahn

Longtime NewsChannel 13 Anchor Benita Zahn’s last day is Friday after more than 41 years at the station, most as its health reporter and anchor.

She concurrently spent more than a decade as the host of the “HealthLink” program on the local PBS affiliate, WMHT-TV, has a busy sideline in local theater and earned a Ph.D. in bioethics in 2014.

She joins us this morning talk about her career, television news and her next chapter. 

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.