NY1 anchor Roma Torre returns to the anchor desk today, five weeks after colon cancer surgery. “All through September when I met viewers on the street they asked about Roma. You don’t think of NY1 without thinking of her,” NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan told Capital New York. “So we’re all ecstatic that she’s coming back to sit in her usual chair.” Torre announced her cancer diagnosis back in August and took leave for treatment. She updated viewers with a tweet upon her return from the hospital: Read more
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“Anyone who knows me is well aware I don’t seek public attention,” Torre told The Daily News. “And so when I received a diagnosis of cancer, my inclination was to keep it private. But if there’s any good to come out of all this, it’s the hope that sharing my story can spare others the pain of my experience.” Torre has worked at NY1 since 1992 and is a mother of two.
She will be treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. According to an article on the station’s site, Torre will have surgery on Thursday to remove the cancer, at which point a more detailed diagnosis will be made.
New York City’s Empire State Building featured blue and yellow colors last night to celebrate the 20th anniversary of NY1, Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour newschannel.
“We’re just a part of the city, the same way the Staten Island Ferry is part of the city, the Yankees are part of the city, the New York Times is part of the city. NY1 is on that list now and that’s a pretty amazing accomplishment in 20 years,” Kiernan said. Read more