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Former Albany News Director Don Decker Dies

Don Decker, a former news director at WRGB and WTEN in Albany, died Monday at his home in Rotterdam, N.Y. He was 79. Friends and former colleagues recalled working with Decker in The Daily Gazette:

Liz Bishop, longtime anchor at WRGB, said Decker had the ability to see a “hidden light” in the people he hired. She was one of those hires, joining WRGB in the mid-1970s.

“He never gave up on people,” Bishop said. “I look back on myself and say I was just a kid doing weekend sports and there weren’t any women doing that. It was tough, it was hard, all these guys who didn’t want a woman delivering their sports news or writing angry letters. The potential was there for Don to say, ‘You know, I don’t know, this may be offending or annoying more people. It may not be working.’ But he never did that. Read more

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WRGB’s Ken Screven Announces Retirement

Ken Screven, who has been a reporter and anchor for WRGB since 1977, is bidding farewell to the Albany-Schenectady-Troy CBS-affiliate. Screven, 60, and WRGB announced this past week that he is retiring.

“Ken won all of our hearts over the years with his pride in his work, his attention to detail, and his community involvement,” said WRGB anchor Dori Marlin, introducing a special segment celebrating Screven’s career (video above).

Screven joined WRGB in 1978 and has served as the station’s Albany bureau chief. Through the years, he became known for his thoughtful approach to reporting stories that involved tragedy and loss. Read more