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WNBC Pays Tribute to Anchor Sue Simmons' 30 Years of Service: VIDEO

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Friday night was NYC anchor Sue Simmons final broadcast for WNBC and the network looked back on her more than 30 years as a reporter with tributes from Derek Jeter, David Wright, Jimmy Fallon, Mark Messier, and Brian Williams along with an entertaining look back at her memorable moments including her famous "what the f*ck are you doing?" hot mic moment.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

It wasn't Simmons' choice to leave. Said Sue on her final night: "This is it for me here at this station. I hope to be employed elsewhere at some point, even if it's maybe just once a week."

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  1. Sue Simmons is so much better than the air-headed pudendae at the competing stations (no names....okay..Kristine Johnson).

    Posted by: Chris & Lonnie | Jun 18, 2012 1:15:20 PM


  2. LOVE HER!!!!

    Posted by: Bans Gender | Jun 18, 2012 1:45:01 PM


  3. So long, Sue. You're one of a kind. Great run. Wish you'd come out, but whatever. Kiss, kiss.

    Posted by: MickleSt. | Jun 18, 2012 2:24:32 PM


  4. Add me as another who will miss her.

    Posted by: Kevin | Jun 18, 2012 2:30:33 PM


  5. Sue is as New York as they come. I met her once at a club in the Meatpacking district (long before it turned trendy and insufferable) and she was sassy and brassy and hilarious.

    Had she been of a different generation I suspect she would have been a powerful role model for LGBT rights and advocacy, but that day was a bit late for her.

    I miss Live at Five to this day, and will miss her, too.

    Posted by: rascal | Jun 18, 2012 3:28:48 PM


  6. I was 9 when she covered the nor'easter of 1993. Sue talking to overwrought New Yorkers who had called in live from their waterfront homes is burned in my memory until today. Part compelling human drama and part SNL skit, it was real New York at its most vivid. Love you, Sue.

    Posted by: Dan | Jun 18, 2012 3:44:58 PM


  7. Age discrimination against women? They kept Roger Grimsby on until he was one foot in the grave, why not Sue?

    Posted by: anon | Jun 18, 2012 4:02:56 PM


  8. Are we to take away from this that the talent challenged and overpaid

    diva in question is of the lesbian persuasion? Otherwise why is this newsworthy on a national LGBT blog? Ms. diva couldn't read the friggin teleprompter back in 1981, made numerous errors trying to do --AHEM-- straight news, so they created a fluff 5pm chatty "soft news" spot for her and a much younger Jack Cafferty on WNBC back then. Good riddance.

    Posted by: Dowager Countess | Jun 18, 2012 9:25:33 PM


  9. love ya sue

    Posted by: gomez | Jun 18, 2012 10:16:54 PM


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