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Board Member

Benita Zahn


Benita Zahn, DPS, is an Emmy award winning reporter and co-anchor with WNYT - NewsChannel 13. She is also the health reporter, covering issues including wellness, treatment breakthroughs, aging, nutrition and the latest health care trends.  She also produces and hosts Health Beat, a digital health interview program that posts every Monday and Thursday on wnyt.com. You can read her weekly column for the 'Live Smart' page in the Times Union.

Benita is Honorary Chair for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Run. She is also on the boards of Kelly's Cause, Building on Love which supports Ronald McDonald House and Park Playhouse.

Benita is an avid runner and triathlete. She's also active in local theater. She is a member of Actors Equity Association. Her theater credits include performances at Capital Rep, Fort Salem Theater, Park Playhouse, Albany Civic Theater, Schenectady Civic Theater and Schenectady Light Opera.

Benita earned her Doctorate in Professional Studies/Bioethics in 2014 from Albany Medical College/Alden March Bioethics Institute where she also earned a Masters in Bioethics.