Nassau and Suffolk County residents have been able to stay in touch with the career of Ron Corning. The anchorman–infamously ousted from Fox 5/WNYW’s Good Day New York while on vacation in April 2008—turned up at News 12 Long Island in November 2009. There he reteamed with former Good Day partner Jodi Applegate (until she bolted for WPIX in October 2010).
“That was, I would say, the deciding factor,” Corning admits. “Jodi and I are sort of with each other unmatched… It was a match that just worked from day one.”
Having said that, Corning also had a pleasurable experience with his other on-air partners at the Woodbury, N.Y., studios.
But, of course, Corning is quick to turn the attention back to his “sister,” calling the chemistry with Applegate, “effortless.”