Ruschell Boone is back on-air at NY1 after a nine month battle with pancreatic cancer.
The station said Boone received her last treatment two weeks ago. She told viewers of the noon newscast she was “feeling great.”
“As many of you know, I’ve been battling pancreatic cancer over the last nine months, and right now, I’m cancer-free,” she said. “And after months of chemo and surgery, I am back.”
“It is so good to be with all of you,” she added.
New York Mayor Eric Adams called her an inspiration and spoke with her after her announcement. “Our city is so lucky to have Ruschell Boone back where she belongs — behind the anchor desk and holding all of us in positions of power to account,” he tweeted. “Welcome back, Ruschell!
Telling viewers chemotherapy is “so brutal,” Boone said she wanted to “take a second to just thank all of you out there who have been supporting me over the last nine months.”
“All you folks who prayed for me, sent me flowers and gifts and blankets and socks, I can’t thank you enough. I’m trying not to get emotional,” she said. “All the folks around here, the people I work with who rallied with me over the last nine months.”