Longtime NewsChannel 9 reporter Nancy Duffy selected for NYS Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Published 03/17 2014 03:21PM

Updated 03/17 2014 03:36PM

Nancy Duffy
Nancy Duffy
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Legendary NewsChannel 9 broadcaster Nancy Duffy has been selected for the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

The St. Patrick’s Parade founding president will join Rod Wood, Carrie Lazarus, Rick Gary, and Jackie Robinson among the state’s most celebrated broadcasters.

Duffy arrived at NewsChannel 9 in 1977 – where she worked for the remainder of her career. Duffy passed away in 2006.

The hall of fame induction ceremony will be held in June at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

She was a pioneer among Central New York journalists.

Duffy became the first woman police reporter in Central New York after joining the Syracuse Herald-Journal in 1966.

She was Syracuse’s first female TV reporter when she moved to WHEN-TV (now WTVH 5) in 1967.

She picketed the Syracuse Press Club for membership, and later served as its president.

In 1970, Duffy became the first woman to serve as press secretary at Syracuse City Hall.

She returned to channel 5 after a year, and moved to NewsChannel 9 in 1977 as a reporter and morning anchor.

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