The countdown is on until Sue Simmons leaves one of the most popular anchor teams ever to grace New York televisions.
Simmons’ 32-year career at WNBC/Channel 4 concludes Friday, June 15 during the 11 p.m. newscast opposite her longtime on-air partner, Chuck Scarborough, FishbowlNY has learned.
As we reported in March, Simmons, 69, was not offered a new contract. The station has not named a successor.
Simmons, on vacation this week, returns next week for her WNBC swan song and expected sendoff.
Despite some on-air missteps, glorified by YouTube, Simmons is a New York institution, winning four Emmy Awards since joining Channel 4 in 1980. Although best known for her work alongside Scarborough, Simmons also is remembered for her long stint anchoring Live at Five, which featured a mix of news and interviews.