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Happy Birthday To Bronxville's Chuck Scarborough

Chuck Scarborough turns 72 on Wednesday.
Chuck Scarborough turns 72 on Wednesday. Photo Credit: NBC News

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Happy birthday to Bronxville resident Chuck Scarborough!

Scarborough, an anchor for WNBC-TV, turns 72 on Wednesday

Charles Bishop "Chuck" Scarborough III was born Nov. 4, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

He served in the Air Force, and has a commercial pilot’s license.

Scarborough graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, and began his television career as a reporter in Biloxi, Miss. His first major-market job was at WNAC in Boston. He moved to WNBC in New York in 1974, where he has remained as the longest-serving English-language news anchor in New York television history.

In addition to broadcasting, Scarborough is an author of three novels, "Stryker," "The Myrmidon Project," and "Aftershock," which was adapted into a television movie.

Scarborough has won 31 Emmy Awards, and was one of the first inductees into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2005. Scarborough and his co-anchor, Sue Simmons, were inducted at the same time. They had anchored together from 1980 until Simmons retired in 2012. Scarborough and Simmons have so far been the longest lasting team at WNBC.

Scarborough is married to Ellen Ward Scarborough. He has two children from a previous marriage, Chad and Elizabeth.

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