WHEC-TV 10 veteran news anchor Rich Funke, who recently announced he will retire at the end of this year, has been named to the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
The New York State Broadcasters Association announced the addition of Funke and five other inductees into its Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The induction ceremony is slated for Nov. 1 in New York City.
Funke, 63, has been in broadcasting for more than 40 years. He is a four-time winner of the Rochester Press-Radio Club’s Sportscaster of the Year award and has been honored five times by the New York State Broadcasters Association.
Funke was part of the Frontier Field Walk of Fame’s inaugural class and is a member of the Section V football and basketball halls of fame.
Joining Funke in the 2012 class are “60 Minutes” legend, the late Mike Wallace; Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Len Berman; veteran Syracuse news anchor Jackie Robinson; New York radio show host Joan Hamburg; and New York disc jockey/radio host Scott Shannon.
“This year’s inductees represent the finest in our profession,” said David Donovan, president of the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame, in a statement. “Our inductees represent a lifetime of achievement serving their profession, community and our nation. We are honored to have them join the Hall of Fame.”
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