Don Alhart has signed a multi-year contract extension at WHAM, the ABC affiliate in Rochester.

Alhart anchors the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and serves at the station’s associate news director. He has worked at WHAM for almost 50 years.

“When you think of news in Rochester, you think of Don Alhart,” WHAM general manager Chuck Samuels said in a statement. “The passion he has for his job and this community is evident every day. We are thrilled to let the viewers know that he will be behind the anchor desk for many years to come.”