Programming announcement: WNBC-4 on Sue Simmons' 'transition from' having a job; plans for a celebration
1:22 pm Mar. 7, 20122
WNBC New York has issued a statement about Sue Simmons following a report in The New York Post that the channel will not renew the contract of its longtime lead female anchor when it comes due in June.
"We have tremendous respect and admiration for Sue Simmons," reads the statement, which a spokesperson provided to Capital. "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."
Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams reported this morning that, "It was entirely NBC’s decision to break up the city’s best-known local anchor pair, Simmons and Chuck Scarborough. Both contracts were up in June. ... The station’s given Chuck three more years. Sue’s been given the boot."
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