News 12 Long Island Morning Anchor Returns to Work After Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Longtime News 12 anchor Carol Silva planned to retire at the end of this month.

When she initially made the announcement this fall, she didn’t know she’d be thrown a medical curve ball. Silva, who is a staple on the 24-hour news network’s morning show, was diagnosed with cancer in October.

“Right in the middle of a perfectly good September, I finally saw my doctor. And then this happened. Stage 4 Cancer. Please take a minute to watch my message to all of you. Thank you for your continued love and support- I feel all of it,” she wrote on social media.


Silva stepped down to receive medical treatment. But today, something remarkable happened.

Her doctors cleared her to return to work for the remaining weeks of her time at News 12 before her retirement. She made the announcement on Thanksgiving.

She will work the morning show through the end of December before her farewell.