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NY1 Anchor Roma Torre Taking Leave After Cancer Diagnosis

Roma-Torre-1The New York Daily News reports that NY1 anchor and theater critic Roma Torre has been diagnosed with colon cancer and will be taking a leave of absence from the Time Warner Cable News station.

“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.

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Empire State Building Lights Up Blue and Yellow to Mark NY1′s 20th Anniversary

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.

Veteran NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Roma Torre participated in a lighting ceremony at the landmark skyscraper yesterday afternoon (pictured after the jump).

“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