WNBC New York anchor Chuck Scarborough is departing the station’s 11 p.m. broadcast after a 42 year-run. His final 11 p.m. newscast was last night.
But don’t worry, New Yorkers, he isn’t retiring just yet. The newsman will continue to anchor the station’s 6 p.m. newscast, while Stefan Holt takes over at 11 p.m.
“I just wanted to see what it was like being like the rest of the world lives,” Scarborough told the NY Daily News last month. “I’ve been working this 3 p.m. to midnight shift for half a century…But it’s not like I’m retiring … when news breaks, I promise you, I’ll be there.”
Longtime NBC 4 colleagues chief meteorologist Janice Huff and sports anchor Bruce Beck were among those who paid tribute to Scarborough via social media.
No, he is NOT RETIRING! But now #chuckscarborough will get to bed at a decent hour! Watch at 6PM on @NBCNewYork! #thanks #42 ?????? pic.twitter.com/mAuvyFs7iS
— Janice Huff (@JaniceHuff4ny) July 14, 2017
Chuck Scarborough – it has been such an honor to work with you at 11! Wow, a 43 year run is amazing! See you at 6 now! @NBCNewYork
— Bruce Beck (@BruceBeck4NY) July 14, 2017
The tributes continued to roll in last night and this morning.
At 50,I still watch&learn from #ChuckScarborough.He is an editorial beacon,the Captain of R newsroom&the true gentleman that he is on air.
— Dave Price (@DavePriceTV) July 14, 2017
42 years on the 11pm at WNBC – a remarkable run, a remarkable anchor. Chuck Scarborough, it’s an honor. Enjoy your nights – see you at 6pm!
— John Chandler (@JohnChandlerNBC) July 14, 2017
42 yrs anchoring the 11pm news @NBCNewYork! Honored 2 have worked w/ #ChuckScarborough on the late news & thrilled to continue w/him at 6pm! pic.twitter.com/edI08sNGEx
— Natalie Pasquarella (@Natalie4NY) July 14, 2017
Join me in congratulating Chuck Scarborough on an incredible 42 yrs anchoring the 11pm. You set the bar high. Enjoy your late nights free!
— Stefan Holt (@stefholt4NY) July 14, 2017
Enjoy your evenings! #chuckscarborough We’ll still see you everyday at 6! https://t.co/XQQyz5unup
— Stacey Bell (@StaceyBell4NY) July 14, 2017