12:07 pm Sep. 26, 2012
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Current TV's Joy Behar landed the first prime-time interview with Sue Simmons since the long-beloved New York newswoman was given the boot by WNBC.
"I cried almost every day. Every time someone said, 'Oh we're gonna miss you,'" said Simmons last night, who imitated a sob-fest and then laughed. "Mama always said, 'Never stay too long at the party.' So if you get an inkling you're not wanted, get on out of there."
Simmons, who is 70, discussed some of the speculation about why she was let go after 30 years with the channel. She also dismissed a New York Post report claiming WNBC did not renew her contract because she was supposedly making $5 million a year.
"The figure they floated in the paper, $5 million?," she said. "Uh, no."
You can watch a clip of the interview below:
In other news...
A recap of the Jonah Lerer saga. [Los Angeles Magazine]
Lerer's writing something about it, too. [HuffPost]
The reporter who exposed his fabrication of Bob Dylan quotes is joining Newsweek and The Daily Beast. [Fishbowl NY]
Will Deborah Needleman take the T job or not? [W.W.D.]
New York magazine's online success story. [Ad Age]
How much Robin Roberts coverage is too much? [A.P.]
How is HuffPost Live doing so far? [Forbes/Mixed Media]
Meet Conde Nast's first black editor-in-chief. [HuffPost Black Voices]
The New York Times Company's 7-year-old investment in Indeed.com has resulted in a $100 million profit. [AllThingsD]
Times union to management: "The company’s demands are untenable and destructive." [Save Our Times]
On Reddit, Nick Kristof says "the U.S. is losing interest in foreign reporting." [Poynter]
Joe Weisenthal goes behind the Bloomberg Speed Desk, a "mindblowing operation that spits out real-time news headlines from all over the world, 24/7." [Business Insider]
Naomi Wold snaps at The New Yorker, Elle and the Daily Mail. [The Slant]
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