Ernie Anastos Honored For Lifetime Achievement

Ernie Anastos

Ernie Anastos, the Emmy Award-winning anchor for Fox flagship station, WNYW in New York City and a member of Leadership 100, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Fair Media Council at the Folio Awards Luncheon on April 22, 2016, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York. The event is Long Island’s biggest media event to recognize the best in the news industry as chosen by the public.

Anastos was acknowledged as “a legend and role model” who continues to serve the public interest. A New York Hall of Fame broadcaster, he has won more than 30 Emmy Awards and nominations and was the first and only New York TV anchor to receive the Lifetime Emmy Award, the highest honor given by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Anastos has covered major news stories over three decades, created and hosted innovative news programs such as “Positively Ernie”, and authored an acclaimed children’s book, “Ernie and the Big Newz”. He has been a regular columnist for Family Circle magazine.

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