Roma Torre

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Roma Torre
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Born (1958-04-20) April 20, 1958 (age 64)
New York City, United States
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States
Educationgraduation (English and History)
Alma materTufts University
OccupationActress
Journalist
Theater critic
Spouse(s)Ed Lopez
ChildrenAlejandro
Alegra
Parent(s)
  • Marie Torre (mother)
AwardsEmmy
Websiteromatorre.com

Roma Torre (born April 20, 1958) is an American TV journalist and theater critic. She joined NY1 in 1992 and is currently the anchor for "Your News Live at Noon", a one-hour live news broadcast every weekday.[1] In addition to "Live at Noon," she is also the mid-day anchor every weekday.[2]

Torre is also a Theater Critic for NY1.[3] She previously anchored NY1’s morning news as well as the station’s political news program, “Inside City Hall”. She has also co-anchored the inaugural ceremonies at City Hall Plaza and co-hosted the Tony Awards.

Career

Torre began her career at WCBS-TV as a news writer and producer. She also spent 5 years at News 12 Long Island. In 1992, NY1 was founded and she became the news anchor for "News All Day", appearing in the daytime newscasts.[4] Over 25 years with NY1, Torre had taken up different roles at the station, including hosting "Inside City Hall" and theater show "On Stage".[4] Currently, Torre anchors "Your News Live at Noon" and is the station's mid-day anchor.

In November 2019, "Torre was awarded entry into [NATAS] Silver Circle in recognition of 25 years of distinguished contribution to New York television."[5][6]

Personal life

Torre is the daughter of Marie Torre, a well-known journalist. Born in New York City, Torre grew up in Pittsburgh and aspired to be an actress.[7] She graduated from Tufts University magna cum laude with a degree in English and History. After graduation, she founded a theater company with her now husband, Ed Lopez.[8]

They are married and have 2 children, Alejandro and Alegra.[8]

Torre is a colon cancer survivor and has been an outspoken patient advocate urging early screening as the best prevention for the disease.[9]

Filmography

According to IMDb, Torre has appeared in films and TV shows as a news anchor.[10]

Appearance
Year Title Form of entertainment
1996 City Hall Film
2000 The Yards Film
2000 Dinner Rush Film
2001 Spin City TV Series
2001 Kate & Leopold Film
2002 100 Centre Street TV Series
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV Series
2004 The Manchurian Candidate Film
2004 In Good Company Film
2016 Custody Film
2017 The Punisher TV Series

Lawsuit against Charter Communications

In 2019, along with four other anchorwomen, Amanda Farinacci, Vivian Lee, Jeanine Ramirez and Kristen Shaughnessy, Torre filed an age and gender discrimination lawsuit against the station's parent company, Charter Communications.[11] Torre and the other four plaintiffs claimed that the new parent company marginalized them, reducing their airtime and paying them less money than male counterparts. They also accused the company of hiring younger "literal replacements" based on their race and skin color.[12]

Charter Communications refuted the claims, stating “We take these allegations seriously, and as we complete our thorough review, we have not found any merit to them.”[11]

External Links

References

  1. Michelle, Ruiz (June 19, 2019). "Five New York Anchorwomen Allege Age and Gender Discrimination: "We as Women Have an Expiration Date"". Vogue. Retrieved Feb 23, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. A.J., Katz (July 9, 2019). "Longtime NY1 Anchor Roma Torre Once Again Accuses Company of Discrimination". TVNewswer. Retrieved Feb 23, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Gans, Andrew (May 27, 2003). "NY1 to Offer Tony Awards Pre-Show June 8". Playbill. Retrieved Feb 23, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "About". Roma Torre. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  5. "Susan Haskins-Doloff and Roma Torre to be Honored by National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences New York Chapter". Broadway World. Nov 14, 2019. Retrieved Feb 23, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "News 12's Carol Silva inducted into NATAS Silver Circle". News 12 Long Island. Dec 6, 2019. Retrieved Feb 23, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. MARIA, SCIULLO (SEP 9, 2019). "Suing for age and gender discrimination, New York news anchor Roma Torre reflects on late KDKA anchor Marie Torre's legacy". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved Feb 23, 2020. {{cite news}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Eduardo Lopez Is Wed To Roma T. Friedman". timesmachine.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  9. LEVY, NICOLE. "Roma Torre returns". POLITICO. POLITICO.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Roma Torre". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Grynbaum, Michael M. (2019-06-19). "Five NY1 Anchorwomen Sue Cable Channel for Age and Gender Discrimination". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  12. "Case 1:19-cv-05708: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. d/b/a SPECTRUM" (PDF). The New York Times.

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