Veteran news anchor Sue Simmons is saying good-bye to WNBC.
Simmons, 68, has not had her contract renewed. Her famed co-anchor, Chuck Scaborough (who is also 68-years-old) had his contract renewed for 3 more years.
WNBC released the following statement about Simmons’ departure.
It read: “We have tremendous respect and admiration for Sue Simmons. For decades, Sue has been a critical part of New York’s longest-tenured anchor team in the city and has more than earned her iconic status. We have been engaged in ongoing conversations with Sue about her transition from WNBC and will continue to work with her on plans to celebrate her many contributions to WNBC and the New York market.”
Following Sue’s back surgery, she returned to the station with a reduced workload of just doing one show at 11 p.m.
Many believe that Simmons’ successor will be Shiba Russell, but WNBC has not confirmed that information. Many of Simmons’ fans and peers have expressed their discontent with her departure, so maybe WNBC will re-consider at some point.
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