Broadcast Journalist, Marketing Executive, Community Leader

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Gabe Dalmath was born May 4, 1946 in Budapest, Hungary. He died September 15, 2006 in Rochester, NY after a valiant battle against kidney cancer.

Gabe served for more than four decades as a broadcast journalist, starting his career in Korea for Armed Force Radio during the Vietnam War, and later working in radio on the air and in management in New York City and Westchester County.

During his almost 30-year tenure at WHEC-TV (10NBC)in Rochester, New York, he anchored the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts for 25 years, longer than anyone else in the station's history. He also served as Producer, News Manager and morning show anchor for News 10 Today. Prior to joining 10NBC, Gabe held various management and on-air positions at radio stations in and around New York City. He was honored with numerous broadcasting industry and community service awards.

In 1996 Gabe founded Dalmath Associates, Inc., a full service marketing communications agency, after being selected to write a pictorial coffee table book on Rochester called The Image is Rochester.

At Dalmath Associates Gabe was responsible for media relations, public affairs consulting, multimedia productions and business development, providing expert counsel, guidance and wisdom. He also provided voice and on-camera services for institutional and commercial productions.

In 2005 Gabe founded CriticalTracking, a media research firm that served the broadcasting industry. The firm puts critical information in broadcasting executives’ hands quickly and accurately to help them decide which promotional campaigns would work best, which programming segments should be favored and which on-air talent should get more air time.

Gabe exhibited an unyielding dedication to improving the quality of life in his community through a myriad of civic activities including service on numerous boards. He was the recipient of dozens of honors and awards during his lifetime.

  • Board Chair, Junior Achievement of Rochester

  • Assisted the United Way during its annual campaigns on many occasions, serving as emcee and helping to solicit donations.

  • Community Spokesperson for the Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate NY Chapter (formerly Rochester Area Multiple Sclerosis – R.A.M.S.) and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Longest serving local host in the nation, for 23 years, of the annual Muscular Dystrophy Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, raising millions of dollars for a cure.

  • Producer and Host of Time Warner's On Demand program: Hidden Treasures.

  • Board Member and Communications and Public Relations Committee member of the Salvation Army.

  • Board Member of the Rochester Rehabilitation Center's SportsNet Committee.

  • Co-Chair of Monroe County's Experience Great Things campaign to benefit the Seneca Park Zoo.

Gabe served on the adjunct faculty of Rochester Institute of TechnologySt. John Fisher College and State University of New York at Geneseo teaching courses in broadcast journalism and speech communications.

Gabe was invited to write the book, The Image is Rochester, a pictorial essay on Rochester, New York. The book, published in May 1997, was the only one of the national series on U.S. cities published by Towery Publishing that went into a second printing due to higher than expected demand. Gabe was a frequent guest lecturer, emcee and sought-after speaker for many community events and organizations.

He earned a BA in International Affairs from Hunter College.

When he was not working, Gabe was an active outdoorsman and athlete - an avid windsurfer, a Level II PSIA-certified ski instructor at Bristol Mountain, cyclist, swimmer, tennis and soccer player.

Gabe was married to his wife Jean for 28 years. The couple had one daughter, Amanda.