WNYC-TV's Sue Simmons leaving after 3 decades

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran New York City news anchor Sue Simmons will go off the air when her contract expires in June.

New York Post columnist Cindy Adams reports (http://nyp.st/xWxM5v ) that Simmons' bosses at WNBC Channel 4 told her last week that her contract would not be renewed.

Adams says the 68-year-old Simmons would happily have stayed.

WNBC said in a statement that it is "engaged in ongoing conversations with Sue about her transition from WNBC."

Station managers said they'll work with Simmons on plans to "celebrate her many contributions to WNBC and the New York market."

Simmons has been at WNBC since 1980. She gained brief notoriety for an on-air obscenity in 2008. She apologized for her inadvertent use of bad language.

Simmons could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

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