Benita Zahn Retiring from WNYT After More Than 40 Years

By Kevin Eck 

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Benita Zahn says she’s leaving Albany, N.Y. NBC affiliate WNYT, after more than 40 years, to become a health coach.

“I have been studying to become a certified health coach and I will be working with a local practice. This is not, you know, ‘I’m going to help you lose 20 pounds,’” Zahn told viewers Tuesday night. “This is a new movement in health care to help you as a patient to set out your role as to how you want to live your best life.”

Zahn started working at the station in 1979.

“The ‘pause’ gave me a chance to study, something I’d wanted to do for a few years and BAM it seemed like the right thing to move onto,” she wrote on Facebook.