Ernie Anastos is a distinguished and popular Emmy Award-winning anchor for the FOX flagship station WNYW-TV in New York.
He is also the creator and host of “Positively Ernie” an upbeat program that informs, entertains and inspires viewers about people and stories that help make our community, country and the world a better place.
A dynamic New York Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Ernie has an extraordinary record of achievement. He has won more than 30 combined Emmy awards and nominations and received the coveted “Lifetime Emmy Award,” the highest honor given for his outstanding and personal accomplishments in the television industry. In a full-page feature article, The New York Times described Ernie as “the ubiquitous anchorman” who has captured the love and respect of New Yorkers.
As a seasoned anchor and reporter Anastos has covered the major stories that have shaped the last three decades, including the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Anastos met Fidel Castro in Cuba and also produced a series of special reports on the anniversary of the Cuban revolution. As part of an official pastoral trip he has traveled to the war-torn countries of El Salvador and Nicaragua. Anastos has interviewed top world leaders including Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, as well as Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and South African Bishop Desmond Tutu.
Ernie Anastos has gained national experience as a news anchor and substitute host for “ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “The CBS Morning News.” He has created and hosted information programs for CBS, Lifetime and ABC and appeared in major motion pictures and primetime dramas such as “Independence Day” and “Summer of Sam.”
Anastos is a celebrated author, most recently introducing a series of children’s books titled, Ernie and the Big Newz, with proceeds donated to The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Previously, he wrote a historical book on the lifestyle of America’s youth entitled Twixt: Teens Yesterday and Today, which was featured at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and applauded in The New York Times. Anastos has also been a regular columnist for leading woman’s magazine Family Circle.
As a Phi Kappa Phi honoree, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northeastern University, where he is a noted member of the university corporation. He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Marist College, NYIT, Manhattanville College, Curry College and Sacred Heart University. Anastos is also profiled in the International Who’s Who of Intellectuals.