After anchoring New York’s Channel 4 Live at Five news broadcast more than 30 years, Sue Simmons was summarily given the boot, bless her heart. Friday night was her last night, and WNBC paid tribute (or rubbed salt in the wound, whichever way you look at it) with this special broadcast, including comments from fans and well-wishers, clips from her most famous interviews, and a special proclamation from the mayor marking the day as “Sue Simmons Day” in New York. Brian Williams recalled the night she broke in with the news from Ford Theater (oh ha ha ha ha), and Matt Lauer replayed an adorable giggle fit he had with her from his mid-’90s stint. Of course they showed famous “What the FUCK are you doing?” hot mic moment, and all those groundhog faces she was famous for. She will definitely be missed. With her goes a certain part of New York that can never be recaptured. (via Towleroad)
Goodbye, Sue Simmons
By James St. James on June 18, 2012 10:46 am Find more: Live at Five, living legend, NBC, New York icons, recently fired, Sue Simmons
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