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The Return of Chuck and Sue; Emmy Induction Ceremony

The nostalgia flows as Chuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons stand side by side. The venerable WNBC anchors receive special honors from the New York Emmys. Scarborough, a mainstay on Channel 4 since 1974, is inducted into the Gold Circle. His 32-year counterpart earning the Silver Circle status.

Simmons retired in 2012 after not having her contract renewed.

For Scarborough, it’s yet another on the mantel full of honors, already recognized by the Academy with the President’s Award for lifetime achievement.

“I feel blessed,” Scarborough tells TunedIn. “I feel very fortunate that I have been able to survive this long in this business. It’s a very competitive business.”

But Scarborough being in New York for 44 years–and counting–makes the historic feat even more amazing.

“[It’s] the most interesting, exciting, complicated, bedeviling, enchanting city in the world,” Scarborough, 75, says. “I’m humbled by that and it’s been such a pleasure.”

The blond is there, if only grayer locks around the margins. But the intensity and work ethic haven’t dissipated, as Scarborough focuses on just 6 p.m. Last year, Stefan Holt took the famous seat for the 11 p,m., pairing with Natalie Pasquerella.

“The second you meet him, you get the sense of how passionate he is about this,” Holt says. “Scarborough is such a nice person.”

However, there is more than just respect for the anchor great.

“It’s a privilege to be able to learn from him and to share the newsroom with him,” Holt says.

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Diane Macedo Likely Moving Crosstown to WNBC Anchor Desk

macedoDiane Macedo, weekend WCBS/Channel 2 morning anchor and reporter, has left the station. Multiple sources tell Tuned In that Macedo is headed to WNBC to co-anchor the new 4 p.m. newscast debuting in May.

Channel 4 previously announced that Stefan Holt, son of NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, was hired as co-anchor on the late afternoon broadcast.

Macedo took to Twitter announcing her farewell last weekend and teasing her next opportunity with, “can’t say yet. Soon!”

A WNBC spokesperson says they don’t comment on rumors, but wouldn’t deny it either.

Macedo, 34, joined WCBS two years ago, primarily working with Andrea Grymes on the early Saturday and Sunday broadcasts. She was a frequent fill-in in the evening when Cindy Hsu was out for a few months last year.

UPDATE: Macedo is joining ABC News as anchor of the overnight broadcast World News Now and America This Morning.

Photo:Twitter @dianermacedo