NYC Public Advocate's Statement On The Passing Of Ny1 Anchor And Reporter Ruschell Boone

September 5th, 2023

Press Release

"I join New Yorkers in mourning the tragic loss of Ruschell Boone, a joyous journalistic presence on our streets and screens for decades. I pray for her family, her friends, and her colleagues at NY1 grieving in this moment.

"Beyond her reporting excellence, Ruschell was a symbol of strength and inspiration for so many, bravely sharing her story and struggles with cancer with New Yorkers. She was tireless and dauntless as she told the stories and uplifted the issues of people around our city– in moments of joy and pain alike. Today is certainly a moment of pain for all of us who knew her or her work.

"Even amid her battle with cancer, she brought light and energy. A Jamaican-American woman, I was always glad to see her celebrate Carnival with the entire Caribbean community. I missed her on the Parkway this year, and we will all miss her in our neighborhoods and on the airwaves."

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