NEW YORK, NY (March 7, 2012) - WNBC-TV Channel 4 will not renew long-time anchorwoman Sue Simmons' contract when it expires in June, according to news reports including a column by Cindy Adams of the New York Post.
"While the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) is saddened to hear Sue Simmons' illustrious run at WNBC-TV/Channel 4 is coming to an end, we applaud her for delivering the news in the New York area for more than 30 years," said NYABJ President Michael J. Feeney. "This truly marks the end of an era."
"NYABJ wishes Ms. Simmons the best as she transitions to the next chapter of her career and vows to be here to support her in any way that we can," Feeney said.
A Harlem native, Simmons was the face of WNBC News, serving as an anchor since 1980 and garnering many accolades for outstanding journalism, including four Emmy awards. She and co-anchor Chuck Scarborough were also named New York's top anchor team by the New York Daily News in 2003.
An advocacy group established in 1976, the New York Association of Black Journalists provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members and is an affiliate of NABJ, the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation.
Gabrielle M. Lee