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Re: ch 4 retires a great newscaster
Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Jun 16 17:51:01 2012, in response to Re: ch 4 retires a great newscaster, posted by Elkeeper on Sat Jun 16 16:22:54 2012.I believe the real reason she was let go was that she was just not worth the salary she was being paid. Chuck Scarborough actually took a pay cut to remain on the air a few years back. Simmons refused. I also met Simmons a few times. In the late 80's, she lived in the Union Square area and patronized the restaurant I worked at. Lets just say that the rumors of her sexual orientation are given credence to what I witnessed while she was in there.
While Simmons may have been a 3 decade old institution, for me, local news in New York is defined by two other anchors: Roger Grimsby and Bill Beutel.
I was a strange kid, I always watched the news.