ROCHESTER, N.Y. —This just in:

A New York television news anchor officially holds the world record for longest career as a TV news broadcaster.

This week, Guinness World Records sent a world record certificate to Don Alhart, who is now in his 51st year on-air at WHAM-TV in Rochester.

He started working there June 6, 1966.

The previous record holder was Dave Ward of KTRK-TV in Houston, who worked as a news broadcaster for 49 years and 218 days. He retired in May.