Roma Torre is a two-time Emmy winner and recipient of more than 30 other honors, including the prestigious National Academy Of Television Arts and Science’s Silver Circle award. She is celebrating her 28th year at NY1, where she is an anchor and theater critic.
Torre began her television career at WCBS Channel 2, becoming a news writer and producer. She was then among the first reporters hired at News 12 Long Island, where she reported, anchored and hosted a weekly news program. Torre was also its film and theater critic and her reviews were published in the network’s television magazine.
In 1992, Torre was the first on-air hire at NY1. She can be seen anchoring the “Your News Live At Noon” hour as well as “News All Day” and regularly reviewing the latest openings on Broadway and Off. She previously anchored NY1’s morning news and Inside City Hall. She covers the gamut for NY1, anchoring election nights, inaugurals, tickertape parades and papal visits.
Roma follows in the footsteps of her late mother, Marie Torre, a well-known syndicated columnist for the NY Herald Tribune, who gained notoriety as the first reporter to be jailed for refusing to reveal a confidential source.
Torre grew up wanting to be an actress. After graduating from Tufts University, she and fellow student Ed Lopez formed a theatre company which later disbanded, but the two married and now have two children, Alejandro and Alegra.
A colon cancer survivor, Torre is a staunch advocate of early screening and has spoken extensively about the need to raise awareness and the importance of cancer prevention.