NY1 Anchor Pat Kiernan Rushes Home Due to Flooding in His Basement

By Kevin Eck 

NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan had to leave work early this morning after the recent floods in New York City affected his home.

Former CNN anchor Brian Stelter wrote about it on social.

“Pat Kiernan was anchoring on @NY1 this morning, but had to head home because his own basement was taking on water,” Stelter wrote on social media based on an on-air report from his wife Jamie, who anchors with Kiernan.


The New York Times said heavy rain in New York City and the surrounding region Friday morning, lead to reports of flash flooding throughout the area and disruptions service on major subway lines and stranding some morning commuters.

The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens that was set to last through 12:30 p.m. Additional warnings were in effect for the Bronx, Staten Island and Jersey City, N.J. The Weather Service warned that flash flooding would affect highways, streets and underpasses.