NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – WCBS reporter Rich Lamb remembers Mary Gay Taylor as a longtime, intrepid reporter for the station.
He describes her as tough, insistent and very good.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
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She was in Lower Manhattan when the South Tower collapsed on September 11, 2001.
She took cover as the dust and darkness fell around her, then saw a light coming her way. It was an NYPD lieutenant who led her to safety.READ MORE: Police: Man Wanted For Groping Women Pushing Baby Strollers In Queens
But he wouldn’t let her go back for the tape recorder she left behind in the chaos.
Two days later, a firefighter came into the station and dropped off her recorder without saying a word.MORE NEWS: New Video Shows Crowd Duck For Cover During Shooting Outside Inwood Bar
She told Rich she never brought herself to listen back to it.