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2010 Clowns on Rounds FUN Raiser will Roast WTEN News Anchor Lydia Kulbida

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

lydia - web.jpgClowns on Rounds 2010 FUN Raiser will feature a “Roast” honoring Lydia Kulbida.  Lydia co-anchors NEWS10 at 4pm with Elisa Streeter and Chief Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo.  Lydia also contributes to News 10 at 5pm, 530pm and 6pm.

For an unprecedented fifth year in a row, Dr. Mark Fruiterman has graciously agreed to be Master of Ceremonies for our dinner and FUN Raiser. This exciting event will be held at Mallozzi’s Banquet House in Rotterdam on Wednesday, November 17th.  Funds raised through this event go toward Clowns on Rounds’ annual operating budget and will help fund the Clowns on Rounds’ visits to the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center.

A cocktail hour, filled with clowning around, will begin at 6:00pm and dinner at 7:00pm.  Then the fun really starts as several of Lydia’s friends and associates “Roast” her.

Norman Cousins, the famous editor and author who waged a successful battle with a life-threatening illness, became convinced of the value of positive attitudes and humor on human healing. Cousins once said, “Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.”  Please join us for a short but enjoyable jog and a hilariously good time!  For additional information, contact Elaine Person at 861-6262.

More on Lydia Kulbida

lydia_kulbida 10.jpgLydia joined News 10 in September 2009, with almost a decade's worth of broadcasting experience in the Capital Region.  During that time, Lydia was part of the Best Newscast as chosen by the New York State Broadcaster's Association.

Lydia hit the ground running on her first day on air at WTEN, anchoring our coverage of President Obama's visit to the Capital Region.  During her career, Lydia has also covered numerous national political conventions, and soared with both the U. S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, piloting an F-16 herself.

But it's her community and charity involvement that Lydia is especially proud of, including the March of Dimes, the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York, The Legal Project, Zorepad Ukrainian Folk Dancers, Living Resources and the Center for Independence.  Lydia was honored by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for her work in promoting the safety and welfare of children

Lydia came to the Capital Region from WWLP-TV 22 in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she anchored the 5 p.m. news and reported for more than four years.  Lydia has a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from New York University, and her on-camera career began in the North Country, anchoring and reporting at TV-8 in Glens Falls, working there with NEWS10 Meteorologist Andy Gregorio.  She then spent four years in Buffalo working as a news anchor and music director for that city's National Public Radio affiliate, WBFO-FM.

Lydia and her husband, a physician at Bellevue Woman's Hospital, have two children.