Street Smarts1/14/2001 07:00:00 PM Eastern
Ernie Anastos is campaigning to be your news anchor. Since moving from WWOR-TV to WCBS-TV for the new year, both New York, Anastos has been driving and stopping around Manhattan, handing out Post-it notepads, signing autographs and shaking hands. No reported kissed babies. "People have asked me if I'm running for mayor," said the longtime New York news fixture. "We have street studios. As long as we're in that mind frame, why not go out and reach out to the people. I started out as a desk assistant," recalls Anastos, who also anchored for the station in the mid-1990s following his successful run at WABC-TV's Eyewitness News there. "I carried news copy for Jim Jensen and Walter Cronkite," he said. "Now I do the news from a chair I share with Bryant Gumbel."