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Elaine Houston presents a new Today's Women segment every Thursday on NewsChannel 13 Live at 5:30. You can contact Elaine at ehouston@wnyt.com.

Mother-in-law's Alzheimer's diagnosis sparks art project

Mother-in-law's Alzheimer's diagnosis sparks art project


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Woman using alopecia diagnosis to help inspire others

Woman using alopecia diagnosis to help inspire others


Woman's career change providing a 'sweet' life

Importance of serving community drives sisters to Albany Co. Legislature

Woman turning old pairs of jeans into new memories

Woman's new salsa line turning up the heat

What would you do to live your passion? Kathleen Hallinan Mueller traveled to another country. The result is Tienda Salsita, a new salsa line that is her very own.


Duanesburg salon gives woman with cancer surprise makeover

The doors of Henrietta "Hank" Dunn's beauty salon, Turnpike Tresses in Duanesburg, are closed because she's waiting for an amazing woman to show up -- not just her but her entire team. They anticipate her arrival any minute now.


Albany woman 'whipping' people into shape with organic skin care products

Tiffany Harris' two little girls are the loves of her life, so when she realized both were suffering from eczema, she knew she needed to take action.


Book shines spotlight on resilience of women worldwide

The images capture women across 130 years and 50 countries. They shine a spotlight on the resilience of women in challenging environments across the globe to the activism of women in this country.


Guilderland woman’s financial literacy training helps others change lives

What is your relationship to money - is it simply a currency to pay your bills, a powerful tool to help others or do you live paycheck to paycheck? Those are all the things Choyo Wilson-Daniel of Guilderland had to think about.


Work underway to open shelter keeping female veterans, kids together

According to the Defense Department, women now make up 20 percent of the Air Force, 19 percent of the Navy, 15 percent in the Army and nearly nine percent in the Marine Corps.


Taekwondo Master still breaking boards as 80th birthday nears

Americans are living longer and working longer - so it's no wonder you see them also participating in sports longer. That includes a local woman who won't let age stop her from earning her belts.


Entrepreneur's Troy restaurant has right blend for success

Chances are if you lost your job, the first thing you wouldn't do is go into business for yourself. However, that's exactly what a Troy woman did and people are drinking it up.


Loan fund helping women and minorities start businesses

If you walk down a section of Broadway in Troy, you'll find a number of businesses owned by women.


Guilderland school principal unwittingly rallies community in cancer battle

October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month," but all semester long, kids at Lynnwood Elementary School in Guilderland have been learning lessons about cancer, not found in a book.


Lenox woman 'ticked-off' by harmful bug sprays creates natural repellent

Tonya Defriest says she is on a mission to protect people. So, in her Lenox, Mass. kitchen, she is mixing up a tick-deterrent brew.


Domestic violence survivor brings her message of hope cross-country

October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month." For the past three years, one woman has made it her everyday mission to keep the issue in the public eye.


Albany fashion designer turning heads in NYC

This is a very busy week for designer Sherry Ellis of Honey B's Boutiques. The Albany-native has been invited to Fashion Week in New York City as an up-and-coming designer.


Domestic violence survivor shares story to inspire others

Anna Smith is living her best life. She leads a mortgage team at PrimeLending in Saratoga Springs that's been nominated, "Saratoga's Best Lender."


Albany chef refuses to let life's obstacles stop her dream

Emrys Young is living her dream. She has a new restaurant, a second one opening soon and she just launched a new seasoning line. However, the real story is what it took for her to get where she is. When some said give up, she refused.


Local news producer becomes author, national lifestyle and brand expert

It's great to see a hometown person go big and succeed. Jené Luciani is one such woman but, some of you may already know her- if you shop on QVC or have tuned in to the Today Show. 


Albany woman's balloon business gives 'pop' to special occasions

If you said Antoinette Young was full of hot air, chances are she wouldn't get mad at you. That's because it's all part of her dream to make your celebration "pop!"


Troy boudoir studio helping women build self-esteem through art

Many know boudoir as the picturesque-like photography once considered risqué. Today, it's considered art and more females like Lindsay Rae are behind the camera.


Rotterdam cancer survivor finds comfort making blankets for pets in need

A year ago, Kimberly Jackson of Rotterdam had to quit her job because of cancer.


Albany woman's compassion helps urban communities deal with grief

Lisa Good of Albany is a woman who meets people in their darkest hours after they've lost a loved one to violence. If it's hard to imagine how she musters up the courage to do such challenging work, her own story may provide some answers.


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Saratoga County deputy accused of sexual offenses against children

Saratoga County deputy accused of sexual offenses against children

Firefighters battle fire at Cobleskill restaurant

Firefighters battle fire at Cobleskill restaurant

Group tackling use issues in Adirondacks seeks public input

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015 file photo, Adirondack High Peaks, including snow-capped Mount Marcy, the state’s highest summit, rear center, are reflected in Boreas Pond in North Hudson, N.Y.

Troy police investigate home invasion and shooting

Troy police investigate home invasion and shooting

Road conditions were a factor in deadly crash

Road conditions were a factor in deadly crash

GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

In this image from video, Ken Starr, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks during the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

FILE - In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Fight at Crossgates leads to police chase and crash

Fight at Crossgates leads to police chase and crash

Police investigate fatal crash in Columbia County

Police investigate fatal crash in Columbia County

Uncle Sam Parking Garage reopens

Uncle Sam Parking Garage reopens

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