If you’ve ever pitched media in New York, then you’re probably familiar with Sue Simmons, who for 32 years has been at the WNBC4 anchor desk with her “Ron Burgundy,” Chuck Scarborough. In an effort to ruin a beautiful spring-like day, the network dropped news yesterday that Simmons’ contract has not been renewed and she’ll be vacating her spot on the 11p.m. broadcast come June.
The big reason for her departure: her $5 million salary. According to the New York Post, the network and its parent company also have a problem with Simmons’ unwillingness to make appearances beyond her anchor duties.
Of course, the Internets wouldn’t let an institution like Sue Simmons disappear without a fight.