We are honored to induct into our Hall of Fame two of Rochester’s most distinguished journalists. Doug Emblidge and Ginny Ryan have brought news to thousands of Rochester homes for a combined 66 years; have served as the co-anchors of 13WHAM News at 5:00 for more than two decades.
In addition to co-anchoring with Emblidge, Ryan serves as the anchor of 13WHAM News at 10 on FOX Rochester, and co-anchors 13WHAM News at 11:00 with NYSBA Hall of Fame member Don Alhart. Emblidge is also one of the anchors of Good Day Rochester on 13WHAM ABC and FOX Rochester.
After graduating Syracuse University, Emblidge joined WOKR-TV in 1983 to anchor a program called NewsScope. From 1986 to 1989, Doug anchored weeknight sportscasts. In 1989, he returned to news to anchor the station’s new 5 PM newscast. In 2000, Doug took on additional duties as anchor of 13WHAM News This Morning, which became Good Day Rochester.
Ryan, a Rochester native, graduated from Buffalo State College. Two days after graduation, her career began as a reporter at WENY-TV in Elmira, New York. She was hired as a reporter by 13WHAM ABC in 1987. She anchored the morning and noon newscasts before doing the five, ten and eleven o’clock news.
Doug and Ginny are firmly embedded in their communities and work to give back on a constant basis. Emblidge serves on the board at Pluta Cancer Center. Ryan serves on the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester.