WPIX Anchor Kaity Tong Addresses On-Air Absence

By Kevin Eck 

Veteran New York anchor Kaity Tong took to Twitter to explain her recent absence from the WPIX weekend newscasts.

“Hi! Since you’ve been asking,” Tong wrote on Twitter. “I underwent hernia repair surgery and the recovery has been a lot rougher than I’d expected. But getting better by the day and expect to be back on air next weekend! Shirley and Arianee: great job filling in! Thx ladies! Teamwork.”

A quick check of tveyes.com showed Tong has been off air since June 25. Shirley Chan and Arianee LeBeau have been filling in until Tong returns.