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(VIDEO) WNBC’s Sue Simmons Lets Loose with Another On-Air Miscue

Sue Simmons is leaving WNBC/Channel 4 next month. Therefore, time is running for her to make on-air bloopers. But fear not, Simmons found time for a new faux pas last night.

Immediately following Smash, as the 11 p.m. newscast opened, Simmons, apparently, unaware of the working mics, was caught saying,” Well, it took a bad hop. It hit me in my breast.”

This was heard as the Channel 4 logo flashed across the screen. Making it even worse for the broadcast giant, the scene quickly shifted to video from Sunday’s deadly car accident at the Bronx Zoo.

Co-anchor Chuck Scarborough, in effect, scolded his longtime partner, simply saying, “Are we on?”

Simmons quieted down, as Scarborough transitioned into the serious news of the night.

“Now at 11, safety in question,” the ever-professional Scarborough says. “An urgent call for action in the wake of a terrible crash that killed seven family members — three of them children.”

WNBC previously announced that it will not grant Simmons a contract extension. She joined the station, and Scarborough, in 1980. He did get a new three-year pact.

Video clip after the jump

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