Channel 4 Reporter John Noel Dealing with Brain Cancer

John NoelBy JERRY BARMASH

WNBC reporter John Noel is hospitalized with brain cancer. He’s reportedly being treated at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. Noel, who joined WNBC in 1998, was first diagnosed with the disease last year.

Former Channel 4 anchor Sue Simmons wishes her one-time colleague a speedy recovery.

“John Noel is one of the good guys.  He battled back from the first brain cancer and came back to work,” Simmons tells Tuned In. “A job that everyone knows requires an ability to be quick on your feet.  As always he answered the bell with no fuss…no muss. We keep our fingers and toes crossed!”

A WNBC spokesperson refused to comment on Noel’s condition.

In February, the Brooklyn native appeared at the McDonald’s Black Media Legends event, at which Simmons was one of the honorees.

Noel has been off the air for at least two months. Tuned In has learned that Noel would occasionally show up at work, but was unable to cover stories.

Noel graduated summa cum laude from Brooklyn College. He earned a master’s degree at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

An Emmy Award winner, Noel also was the recipient of the 1999 New York State Broadcasters Award.

Photo: nbcnewyork.com

3 thoughts on “Channel 4 Reporter John Noel Dealing with Brain Cancer

  1. Cousin Curtis & Nickie

    Since I was a little kid, I always called him cousin Junior even though his name is John. He was one of my favorite cousins and I always look forward to seeing him on Channel 4 News saying: this is John Noel reporting for Channel 4 News. He is going to be well missed because he was well loved and he gave much love back to us always. In his last days, my wife & I brought my aunt Rebecca and aunt Faith repeatedly to the hospital to pray with him and his loving family, we thank God that he did respond to our prayers with tears in his eyes. Cousin John said thank you for the prayers and to come back again, so we know that the God we serve who is “The Lord Jesus Christ” heard, honored and made a place for cousin John in heaven. cousin John may have accomplished many of goals in his life, but he accomplished the MAIN GOLD in his life near the very end and that is to knowledge the Lord Jesus Christ in this lifeWe love you cousin John we are going to miss you very much and you will always be in my hearts.
    From Curtis and Nickie

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  2. Cousin Curtis & Nickie

    Since I was a little kid, I always called him cousin Junior even though his name is John. He was one of my favorite cousins and I always look forward to seeing him on Channel 4 News saying: this is John Noel reporting for Channel 4 News. He is going to be well missed because he was well loved and he gave much love back to us always. In his last days, my wife & I brought my aunt Rebecca and aunt Faith repeatedly to the hospital to pray with him and his loving family, we thank God that he did respond to our prayers with tears in his eyes. Cousin John said thank you for the prayers and to come back again, so we know that the God we serve who is “The Lord Jesus Christ” heard, honored and made a place for cousin John in heaven. cousin John may have accomplished many of goals in his life, but he accomplished the MAIN GOLD in his life near the very end; and that is to knowledge the Lord Jesus Christ in this life. We love you cousin John we are going to miss you very much and you will always be in my hearts.
    From Curtis and Nickie

    Reply

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