Ernie Anastos continues to earn recognition for his work in the field of broadcast journalism. In fact, over the course of his career, Ernie Anastos has won or been nominated for more than 30 Emmy Awards, one of the most prestigious accolades in the field. He has also received the Edward R. Murrow award for broadcast excellence, the New York City Police Journalism Award, the National Broadcasting Society Award, the United States Congress Journalism Citation award, and the Anchorman of the Year award. In addition, he has been named to the New York State Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame.
Over the course of his career, Ernie Anastos has covered scores of stories, many of which have become landmarks in contemporary American history. For example, Ernie Anastos covered George Bush’s 1988 address to the Republican National Convention in which the presidential candidate endorsed gun rights, capital punishment, and prayer in schools and expressed his opposition to abortion. Ernie Anastos has also covered stories involving foreign leaders, including Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whom he interviewed while producing a number of special reports on the Cuban Revolution. Ernie Anastos has also covered the lives and deaths of political and cultural icons; he has reported on the deaths of famous figures from John F. Kennedy Jr. and Princess Diana to Michael Jackson.
In an extension of his desire to make the daily news more positive, Ernie Anastos recently began producing Positively Ernie, a show on Fox News that he created to answer the question, “Why isn’t there more good news on TV?” On the show, produced for the 10:30 p.m. slot on Fox 5 in New York, Ernie Anastos covers stories that give viewers hope and inspiration. Past stories have included reports about survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and families that have banded together in times of tragedy.