Weatherman Geoff Fox Joins WTIC
Post created 'out of thin air' for popular meteorologist
Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/15/2011 1:54:21 PM
Geoff Fox, the popular weatherman whose dismissal from WTNH New Haven sparked a social media firestorm, has reemerged in the market at Tribune's WTIC-WCCT. He starts Monday.
"Geoff is admired and well liked in New Haven and the entire state," said Richard Graziano, general manager of WTIC-WCCT-TV and publisher/CEO of The Hartford Courant.
Fox will cover science and technology on the Fox station's 4 p.m. newscast, and will report weather at 11 p.m.
"Obviously I'm excited to get to stay in Connecticut. You have had an incredible impact on my life," Fox said on GeoffFox.com. "I am incredibly grateful to FoxCT who literally created this position out of thin air! This is a job that didn't exist, but they wanted me as I wanted them!"
Fox's departure from the LIN stations in DMA No. 30 earlier this year spawned a vigorous online movement to get the popular newsman back on the air.
Nearly 800 Facebook users "Liked" Fox's post yesterday about joining WTIC.
Great to see Geoff on-air again. I do NOT like seeing Rachael Lutzker flitting around the newsrooms like a roundtable host. It takes away from the alloted time for the REAL talent (and really talented) like Geoff to present information that we can use.
Phil Fournier - 4/19/2011 8:12:36 PM EDT
I too have not watched Channel 8 since Geoff left--I'm so glad to see he's back on TV in CT. Congratulations!
Peggy Kiely - 4/19/2011 4:32:23 PM EDT
Terry Simon - 4/18/2011 9:16:40 PM EDT
Congratulations!!! Geoff was treated in a most despicable manner. I was shocked to see just how badly... 26 years - and not even a "GoodBye."
Best of luck, and all good wishes to Geoff. I will be a regular fan. I have forbidden my family to turn our TV to WTNH since Geoff was terminated!
Very happy for you, Geoff!
Joel Bergmann - 4/16/2011 11:27:24 PM EDT
HEY GEOFF.... WAY TO GO.... I'M A RETIRED ANNOUNCER FROM CT. I WAS ON MANY CT. RADIO AND TV FACILITIES.
I KNOW THE FEELING WHEN THE CONTRACT IS NOT RENEWED.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEW STATIONS. I WAS VERY DISSAPOINTED WITH THE DISMISSAL GIVEN TO YOU. UNFORTUNATLY THAT'S THE WAY IT'S DONE. YOU SLAMMED A HOME RUN OUT OF AN IN PARK DOUBLE. BEST OF LUCK
FRANK DERAK - 4/16/2011 9:01:07 PM EDT
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