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Local News Legend Sue Simmons Has One Final On-Air Blooper

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WNBC New York anchorwoman Sue Simmons must have been at a baseball game over the weekend. Because just as the 11 o’clock news started on Monday, a live mic caught her saying “the ball took a bad hop and hit me in my breast.”

“Are we on?,” wondered her long-suffering, er, longtime co-anchor Chuck Scarborough. As you can see in the clip below, they were.

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New Yorkers, and now members of the YouTube nation, have long known Simmons for another gaffe she made. In 2008, she dropped the dreaded “F-bomb “– and did so quite aggressively — during a newscast.

Simmons will sadly be hanging up her mic in June, after 32 years of bringing us the news and making the occasional unintentional funny. If there was such a thing as the “Ron Burgundy Hall of Fame for Local News Anchors,” she would certainly be a first ballot inductee. But since there isn’t, we will instead send her off with clips of her greatest hits and, uh, miss-hits. Check them out below.

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