Here are some more lovely messages I’ve received from fans of Sue devastated by her imminent departure (unless WNBC wises up and changes course!). Hopefully seeing messages like these will keep mobilizing New Yorkers — and fans elsewhere — to join the cause!
Goodness I almost fell out of my chair when I heard the news and I could have sworn that I felt a teardrop rolling down my face. Sue Simmons has been a staple on News 4 New York since 1980… What is so heartbreaking is that her non-contract renewal comes after viewers voted her and Chuck as the best news team on FishbowlNY and that the 11pm slot finally made gains in the 25-54 demographic. I cannot live without her groundhog, I cannot live without her amazing ability to conduct interviews, I cannot live without her chemistry with whoever she has worked with over the years… We are going to win this battle, keep praying that she stays.
When I heard the news I shed a few tears. I love her and whenever I’m in New York I always watch her. I will really miss her and not to forget her great impressions of the groundhog on February 2nd. Thank God I have a few pictures of her doing it. When I’m back in New York on June 4th, I will shed some more tears when I watch the 11PM news.
Keep sending in your own Sue memories and favorite moments!
Note: messages have been slightly edited for length and style.
(Photo courtesy of TV Spy.)