Ousted WNBC veteran Sue Simmons may be known for her history of on-air gaffes, but it looks like the anchor may be the one enjoying the last laugh, as WNBC producers slipped up Tuesday and forgot to remove her name from the opening credits.
Instead of substituting Simmons' name with her long-rumored replacement, 36-year old Shiba Russells, WNBC inadvertently carried on Simmons' spirit at the station with their credit faux pas.
Mediabistro notes WNBC never made any mention of the anchor change on television.
Could Scarborough and producers be covertly manning their own Save Sue Simmons campaign? Probably not, but it's fun to ruminate over!
Rehash the very best of Simmons, including her on-air gaffes below:
Sue Simmon from NBC News 4 drops the "F" bomb then apologizes. Both videos are shown.
Sue Simmons, anchor of WNBC's 5 and 6 pm newscasts, fakes falling asleep at the end of a particularly long talkback with Brian Williams -- and then she falls out of her chair.
It's that time of year again! Sue Simmons does her annual groundhog impression. I added the music by the way. From now on, that will be Sue's groundhog theme. (Music by Michael Giacchino)
Etta James is interviewed by Sue Simmons on the NYC news program Live At Five in 1995 (see co-anchor Matt Lauer at the very end). Etta talks about her autobiography, meeting Billie Holiday and Minnesota Fats. There is also a clip of her being presented with her Grammy for Mystery Lady.
As many of you regular wnbc viewers know, Sue Simmons has been off TV for a while, and its been Chuck solo. Thats because of a back injury that happened to her. Well, her longtime co-anchor of 30 years decided to be a gentleman and went to visit Sue at her apartment to see how she was doing. Sue returns back at work on Jan 3rd. Watch in HD.
WNBC Newscenter 4 update featuring Sue Simmons and Chuck Scarborough from May 5, 1980
Watch Shiba Russell's debut below: