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Road renamed to honor longtime anchor

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse community comes together to honor long-time anchor for WSTM, Jackie Robinson.

The stretch of James Street in front of the station has been re-named Jackie Robinson Parkway.

Robinson started her career there in the early 70s before becoming the station's first African American anchor in 1985.

Since then, she's won dozens of awards for her reporting and anchoring and has worked with countless non-profit organizations.

Robinson said, "I have been blessed by loyal, faithful viewers that watched all these years and I can't thank them enough. I love Syracuse. And I hope that shows, and I've wanted to do anything and everything that I could to improve our community and to make a difference every single day."

Robinson retired earlier this year, signing off for a final time September 4th. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP