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Anchor Don Hudson Joins WHEC From KTVX

Don Hudson will join Rochester NBC-affiliate WHEC as an anchor and reporter this fall.

Hudson is currently the 5 p.m. anchor at KTVX, the ABC-affiliate in Salt Lake City. He will begin in his new role in late September, according to the station. He replaces Rich Funke, who is retiring after 38 years at WHEC.

“Not only is Don a true professional but he is also a dedicated family man,” VP-GM Derek Dalton said. “His committment to family and community are the exact values that we look for here at News10NBC. Hie is passionate about getting to the heart of the story making him a perfect addition to our News10NBC family.”

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After 38 Years at WHEC, Rich Funke to Retire

Rich Funke, the longtime evening anchor at WHEC in Rochester, will retire at the end of this year.

Funke, who joined the NBC-affiliate in 1974 as sports director, announced the news on the 6 p.m. newscast yesterday.

“I don’t know where the time has gone,” he said. “But I do know the time has come to step aside, move into the next phase of my life. My last day on the air will be sometime in December, but in the weeks and months ahead we’ll share some stories and revisit some people and places I’ll never forget.” Read more