Sue Simmons was born in the year 1942 and she worked as a news anchor at WNBC where she was a lead female anchor since 1980 until 2012. She had a contract that expired in 2012 and WNBC announced that they are not going to renew it. She did the final broadcast at 15 June in 2012 and she got many farewells by co-workers who had worked with her for a long time together with many celebrities and sports figure.

Sue Simmons was raised in the Manhattan Neighborhood at Greenwich Village. For her parents, only her father is recorded. He is John Simmons who was a jazz bassist and his compatriots are Nat King Cole, Lena Home, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Art Tatum and Louis Armstrong. She attended Julia Richman High School and graduated in the year 1961. She did not attend college but decided to look for work.

From her biography, Sue Simmons started to work when she was a consumer action reporter of New Haven in Connecticut. She worked also at WBAL-TV of Baltimore since 1974 until 1976. She was the anchor of Action News at the station. Since 1976 until 1980, she worked like an anchor and a reporter of WRC-TV based in Washington DC, a station operated and owned by NBC.

Since 1980, she became a co-anchor of Live At Five News broadcast for WNBC. She has been able to work with many co-anchors; they include David Ushery, Perri Peltz, Jim Rosenfield, Dean Shepherd, Matt Lauer, Tony Guida and Jack Cafferty. In the year 2007, she was at Live at Five for the last time. For weeknight, she was co-anchoring together with Chuck Scarborough. She was replaced by Shiba Russell at 11pm.

Chuck and Sue, they were well known couple in New York and they have worked together since the arrival of Simmons at WNBC. It was the team that runs the longest in the history of New York City television. She became highest paid anchor in the entire New York and she was able to make 5 million dollars per year. Her net worth is 5 million dollars. She got referred to in Traffic and Weather song of Fountains of Wayne, a power pop band. At every Groundhog Day, she did a facial impression on-air of the groundhog towards the end of each broadcast.

Sue Simmons underwent a back surgery in 2010 and she stayed away from her job. But after returning from the surgery, she stopped to anchor 6pm news and only remained with 11pm newscast. Sue Simmons became actress during the fourteenth season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit at NBC Legal Drama. She also appeared in 30Rock, The First Wives Club, Elementary and Exiled: a Law & Order Movie. Her twitter account is @Real_SueSimmons. However for her personal life she never got married and has no husband or children.

Last Modified: Feb 1, 2021

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