Benita Zahn Retiring from WNYT After More Than 40 Years

By Kevin Eck Comment

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.

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