News Anchor Famous for On-Air Expletive Has Another ‘Didn’t Know the Mike Was On’ Moment

May 2, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A news anchor who grabbed headlines in 2008 when she used the word "fuck" on live television had another “didn’t know the microphone was on” moment, the New York Post reports.

Sue Simmons, the legendary New York anchor for WNBC-TV, was caught by a hot mike just before Monday’s 11 o’clock news, when viewers heard her say, "The ball took a bad hop and it hit me in my breast!," the story says.

Her co-anchor Chuck Scarborough was apparently shocked and asked, "Are we on?," the piece notes.

WNBC has said it won’t pick up Simmons’ contract when it expires this summer, with the anchor set to leave in June. In 2008, Simmons was also unaware that her mike was on when she asked Scarborough, "What the fuck are you doing?"

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  1. So Sue Simmons was out playing baseball/softball? I’m glad to hear she’s so active. In other words, except for missing a cue, what’s the big deal?

  2. Yeah, I don’t see the issue here except that it looks like the station was looking for a good excuse not to pick up her contract.

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