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Commending legendary news anchor Carol Silva for her retirement after more than 30 years of dedicated service to News 12 Long Island

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Senate Resolution No. 1969

BY: Senator KAPLAN

COMMENDING legendary news anchor Carol Silva upon
the occasion of her retirement after more than 30
years of dedicated service to News 12 Long Island

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
those illustrious newscasters who have diligently and consistently, year
after year, recorded the history of their communities and brought local
news and news of the larger world to their readers; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commend legendary news anchor Carol Silva upon the occasion of her
retirement after 33 years of dedicated service to News 12 Long Island;
and

WHEREAS, A native Long Islander, Carol Silva was raised in
Hicksville, New York, where she attended Holy Trinity High School; she
graduated from Nassau Community College, the University of Dayton, and
New York Institute of Technology; and

WHEREAS, Carol Silva began her long and distinguished career working
at Long Island radio newsrooms at WGBB, WGSM, and WLIR, and in New York
City at WNBC, WOR, WKTU Radio, the RKO Radio Network and WNET-PBS
Television; and

WHEREAS, In 1986, Carol Silva joined News 12 Long Island as a field
reporter, but started anchoring six days later; for the last 33 years,
she has served as co-anchor of the "Mornings with 12," the position from
which she will officially retire at the end of 2019; and

WHEREAS, For her steadfast and unremitting commitment to her
profession, Carol Silva was the recipient of numerous awards and
accolades including an Honorary Doctorate in 2018, from her alma mater,
New York Institute of Technology; on June 6, 2019, she was inducted into
the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame; and

WHEREAS, Carol Silva was named a Woman of Distinction by the New
York State Senate and a Top 50 Woman of Long Island by the Long Island
Business News, and received the TRISCORT Award by the Catholic
Archdiocese of New York; and

WHEREAS, Carol Silva also won three Emmy Awards and dozens of New
York State Associated Press, Press Club, Regional CableAce, Long Island
Coalition for Fair Broadcasting and other journalism awards; and

WHEREAS, For over three decades, Carol Silva's face appeared on
numerous television screens in Long Island; known for her wit, humor,
and sunny personality, she is an institution in newcasting, and her
presence on television will be greatly missed by many; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their

profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend legendary news anchor Carol Silva upon the occasion of her
retirement after 33 years of dedicated service to News 12 Long Island,
and to wish her continued success in all her future endeavors; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Carol Silva.

actions

  • 12 / Jun / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jun / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 14 / Jun / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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