Charlotte Clark





Charlotte Clarke is Director of Community Affairs at WOKR 13, Rochester’s ABC affiliate. She is also the creator and producer/host of “Many Voices, Many Visions” a weekly public affairs program celebrating Rochester’s cultural diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, creed, age, gender, gender orientation and ability. A graduate of Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, Charlotte majored in German and spent her junior year abroad kindling a lifelong fascination with other cultures. She married a college classmate, a foreign student from East Africa, whose subsequent work with the United Nations took the family to Jordan, Thailand, Brazil and Kenya.

After 13 years living abroad, where she raised two daughters and taught English as a Second Language, Ms. Clarke returned to the U.S. to complete graduate work in English and Education to earn permanent teaching certification in German and English. She moved from education to broadcasting in 1984. During her tenure at WOKR, she has received numerous awards including two New York State Emmy nominations and the National JC Penny-Missouri School of Journalism National Award for Best Public Service Announcement. She also received the New York State Broadcasters Association award for “Best Regularly Scheduled Public Service Program” several years in a row, and in 2000 and 2002 won national recognition when awarded “Best Regularly Scheduled Public Service Program Markets 31+” by the National Broadcast Association of Community Affairs. In addition to producing award-winning television programs, in 1996 Charlotte co-produced a CD of her original Many Voices theme song featuring Rochester musicians from many different cultural backgrounds and musical traditions. To date, the theme has been performed in 11 languages and over 40 musical styles illustrating that there are many ways to sing one song, all uniquely beautiful.

Ms. Clarke serves on the Board of the Urban League of Rochester, the Mayor’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity and Young Audiences of Rochester. Her interests are reading and music. Her hobbies are gardening and photography. Her dream is a world which harmoniously celebrates all of its parts.

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