Benita Zahn Biography
Benita Zahn is an American journalist who serves as a health reporter. She is currently the host of the Health Beat Program on WNYT in Albany, New York. Prior to this, Zahn served as a news anchor and reporter for the station. She announced her resignation in May 2021 after spending over 40 years with the news station.
Benita Zahn Age
Zahn was born in the year 1954 on 29 January. She is 67 years old as of 2021. Zahn celebrates her birthday on the the29th of every year surrounded by close friends and family.
Benita Zahn Height
The journalist is of average stature, She stands at an estimated 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) with average weight.
Benita Zahn Family
Zahn was born and raised in the United States. Zahn is very discreet about her family matters, therefore, information about her parents is limited. This information will be updated as soon as it is available. She is the oldest of three and the only girl.
Benita Zahn Married
Zahn has been married to her husband Bob for over 20 years now. The two got married on 27 of August 1999. Zahn met her husband on a story while interviewing Denise Herman. Denise would later introduce Bob as the new athletic director. The two started dating after Bob got her number. There is no information about their kids if they have any.
Benita Zahn Education
Zahn went to the State University of New York where she earned her Bachelor of arts degree in communications and theater arts. She later enrolled at Albany Medical College. She earned her Doctorate of Professional Studies in Bioethics in 2014.
Benita Zahn Career
Zahn is currently the show host and producer of Health Beat on WNYT. She was previously working as the news station’s news anchor and health reporter. She co-anchored News Channel 13 Live at 4 alongside Jerry Gretzinger and Live at 6 with Jim Kambrich. Zahn joined WNYT in 1979.
After over 40 years of working with the news station, Zahn announced her resignation in May 2021. As a health reporter, she covers a wide range of topics including aging, wellness, nutrition, treatment breakthroughs, and the latest health care trends.
In addition, she covered the inauguration of President Barack Obama, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Unabomber, and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Zahn has won numerous awards throughout her career. These awards include an Emmy Award, Resourceful Woman Award (Troy YWCA), NYS Broadcasters award, and the Arthur Kapner Spirit of the Chamber Award.
In addition, she is a nine times Emmy nominee and The NYS Health Education Week Award, the recipient. She was also named one of the 100 Women of the Century. She won a Gold medal and Bronze Medal at the New York Festival’s International Television.
Benita Zahn Doctor
Zahn earned her Doctorate of Professional Studies in Bioethics in 2014 from Albany Medical College. This technically makes her a doctor.
Benita Zahn Salary
Zahn has been one of the top-rated news anchors and health reporters working for WNYT since 1979. She earns an estimated annual salary in the range of $56, 000 – $162, 000.
Benita Zahn Net Worth
Zahn has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million which she has earned from her career as a news anchor and reporter. In addition, she is a health coach and host of the Health Beat Program on WNYT.