WTF? Anchor drops F-bomb from N.Y. air
EmptyA longtime New York TV anchor apologized to viewers Monday after swearing during a live news promo on the NBC owned-and-operated station.
Sue Simmons, who has been working at WNBC since 1980, uttered the expletive during a news tease at about 10:25 p.m. She had been doing a tease about the cost of groceries when, off camera, she yelled, "What the f*** are you doing?"
Simmons and on-air partner Chuck Scarborough didn't address the issue in the 11 p.m. newscast, but Simmons later apologized.
"We need to acknowledge an unfortunate mistake that I made in one of the teases we bring to you before this program," Simmons said during the newscast. "While we were live just after 10 o'clock, I said a word that many people find offensive. I am truly sorry. It was a mistake on my part, and I sincerely apologize." (partialdiff)