Ernie Anastos has a reputation as one of New York City’s most beloved news anchors. He has been the recipient of a number of prestigious recognitions and awards, including over 30 Emmy Awards and nominations, the New York City Police Journalism Award, the U.S. Congress Journalism Citation, and the National Broadcasting Society’s Anchorman of the Year. Furthermore, he has been honored with a place in the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
Ernie Anastos' website, www.ernieanastos.com, includes a section called New York Wants to Know, an extension of his passion for information and his love for New York City. Inspired by a television special that the newscaster hosted, the section shares some of his favorite Big Apple activities. Among them, Ernie Anastos lists ice skating in Rockefeller Center and taking the Stage Door Tour at Radio City Music Hall. He also recommends a visit to the American Museum of Natural History, which he touts as a great place to explore the largest collection of dinosaur bones and fossils on the globe. As a communications professional, Ernie Anastos is also drawn to the Paley Center for Media, which houses more than 100,000 TV and radio broadcasts from the last 90 years.
A lover of delicious food, Ernie Anastos devotes a section of his website to cooking. In Cooking with Ernie, he shares some of his favorite recipes, including a Greek chicken soup, a culinary nod to the broadcaster’s ethnic heritage. In addition, he recommends some of his favorite New York restaurants and provides detailed descriptions of the cuisine they serve. Among these establishments, Ernie Anastos lists Bello on 56th St. between 9th and 10th Ave., the neighborhood Italian eatery Barbaresco Restaurant, and the historic Keens Steakhouse on West 36th St.