Ernie Anastos Biography
Ernie Anastos is a New York Emmy Award-Winning FOX 5 TV News Anchor from the United States. On WNYW in New York City, he hosted the news at 6 p.m. He also co-anchored the Fox 5 News newscasts at 5 and 10 p.m. with Dari Alexander. Ernie Anastos Day was established by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017 to honor Anastos.
How old is Ernie Anastos? – Age
He is 78 years old as of 12 July 20221. He was born in 1943 in Nashua, New Hampshire, United States.
How long has Ernie Anastos been Married? – Family
He is married to Kelly Anastos. The couple has two children; a daughter Nina Anastos and a son Philp Anastos.
Ernie Anastos Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $8 Million.
Ernie Anastos Salary
She earns an annual salary of $350 Thousand.
Ernie Anastos Career
Anastos worked as Ernie Andrews, a newscaster at Boston’s 98.5/WROR, after graduating from Northeastern University. Anastos made the transition to television in 1976, joining WPRI-TV in Providence as an anchor. Anastos was hired by WABC-TV in New York in June 1978, and in November he took over as anchor of the 11:00 p.m. Eyewitness News show, a job that became available when Larry Kane left the station after a year and went to Philadelphia. Rose Ann Scamardella was his co-anchor until 1983 when she was replaced by Kaity Tong.
Nastos also took over as anchor for the 5 p.m. newscast after WABC opted to remove Storm Field, the station’s chief meteorologist at the time, of his anchor duties so that he could concentrate on weather forecasting. Following the cancellation of his NBC chat show Tomorrow, Anastos was replaced by Tom Snyder, who joined the station. Around the same time, WABC debuted a daily 4:30 p.m. broadcast called Eyewitness Extra, which teamed Anastos with Bill Beutel. Snyder departed WABC in 1984 to relocate to Los Angeles, although this did not last long.
Anastos was then reinstated as anchor of the early evening and late newscasts, with the early newscast being canceled. He worked with Tong on the 11 p.m. show until leaving the station in 1986 and began working with Roz Abrams on the 5 p.m. broadcast in 1986. Anastos announced his departure from WABC after eleven years in May 1989. He was first replaced by John Marler on the 5 p.m. Eyewitness News telecast, with Beutel taking over on the 11 p.m. news. As part of a shakeup of their news broadcast teams, Anastos moved to competitor station WCBS-TV in June 1989.
Although he was hired to replace Mike Schneider, who would later return to ABC News, Anastos would also be replacing veteran WCBS lead anchor Jim Jensen at the time; in addition to taking Schneider’s place as the anchor of the station’s late news alongside Michele Marsh, Anastos was also taking Jensen’s place as the lead early evening anchor by helming the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.
Anastos departed WCBS in mid-1994 to join Multimedia Communications’ NewsTalk Television, a fledgling cable network. Shortly after, he began hosting Our Home, a gardening show on Lifetime. On July 2, 2012, he was replaced by Good Day New York cohost Greg Kelly on the 10 p.m. broadcast, however, he has since returned to his previous role and been replaced by Steve Lacy. In June 2014, Ernie took over as anchor of the 6 p.m. newscast, leaving Dari Alexander in charge of the 5 p.m. program, which was filled by Steve Lacy.
Anastos has been a key figure in the reportage of the 9/11 assaults on the World Trade Center. He also went to Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro to report on the Cuban Revolution’s 45th anniversary. From London, he covered Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor’s official journey to El Salvador and Nicaragua, as well as Princess Diana’s death and funeral. Anastos was also nominated for an Emmy for his reporting from the site of John F. Kennedy, Jr.’s plane accident in Cape Cod on his death. Anastos has worked on CBS This Morning, CBS Late News, and ABC’s Good Morning America as a news anchor and reporter.
Anastos has become well-known for two live-television gaffes. In 2007, he told viewers to go to “myfoxny don cock” rather than “myfoxny dot com,” which is the WNYW website. Then, in 2009, Anastos declared live on the air, “After meteorologist Nick Gregory’s weather forecast one evening where he made a joke playing off an old Perdue Farms advertising campaign, “Nick, it takes a tough man to give a delicate forecast. Continue to fuck that fowl.” Anastos made his first appearance on the television show 24 in season eight, episode ten. In 2014, he became a member of the New York Institute of Technology’s board of trustees. Anastos left Fox 5 in June 2020 to attend Harvard Business School.