After 30-some years as a WNBC newscaster, Sue Simmons is being pink-slipped. She is just the kind of chipmunky, giggly newscaster I should hate, but I have to admit to a fondness for her. She’s really good when she wants to be, and her flubs are endearing (as well as her occasional cussing).
As shocking as her firing us–it really isn’t. She’s 68 years old and has been out with back problems, and I have a feeling she is not good at contract negotiations (“I’ll come in when I fucking *feel *like it!”). Still, I cannot imagine the news scene without her–of course, I sill miss Pat Harper, Betty Furness and Jessica Savitch . . .
Has anyone outside of the NY area ever heard of Sue, or is she purely a local celeb?