Posted at: 11/28/2012 7:00 AM
Updated at: 12/05/2012 12:10 PM
News10NBC’s Rich Funke is now officially enshrined among broadcasting legends.
Wednesday night he was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Rich was honored at a ceremony in New York City.
In his broadcasting career, Rich has covered everything from the Attica Prison riots to Super Bowls, LPGA tournaments and the Final Four.
Rich had this message to share, “It was just awesome to be inducted at this point, you know, retiring in a few weeks. This is really the highlight of my career to be inducted with somebody like Mike Wallace and Len Berman, it's just fantastic. The thing that I think about most is the fact that it takes a team effort to get to this point in my life. Every photographer, every producer, every news director, every co-anchor that I’ve ever worked with, all share this honor. I thank them for everything they've done for me and thank every viewer we've ever had in Rochester for everything you've done for me and my family. I just hope I’ve been able to reciprocate and give back to you.”
Rich will retire in December after 42 years in the business.
Rich's acceptance speech
Profile of Rich Funke