Geoff Fox

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Geoff Fox (born July 26, 1950)[1] is a former on-air American television meteorologist. For 27 years he was with the television station WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut, and later with WTIC-TV where he also reported science and technology stories for the 4 P.M. newscast and was the 11 P.M. weather anchor.

Fox received a certificate in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University,[2] and holds a broadcast seal from the American Meteorological Society.[3]

He became a meteorologist for the television station WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut.

In 1995, in addition to working for WTNH, Fox began hosting the program Inside Space, a program on Syfy (SciFi Channel at the time).[4]

On January 5, 2011, Fox was informed by WTNH management that his contract would not be renewed at the end of February.[5] His departure received national media attention with reports of a "Keep Geoff Fox on WTNH" Facebook page receiving a number of "likes" ranging from 9,273[6] to over 10,450.[7] He was hired by FOX affilitate WTIC; in 2011 which was "seen as a marketing coup for the slogan Fox on Fox" where he did the weather and twice weekly science reports.[7] He was fired after 19 months, for what the station identified as "inappropriate conduct" [7] later adding that it was "unfortunate and sad," but "necessary".[8] Later on Fox developed an internet based company for designing and building websites; then in mid-2013 he and his wife moved out of Connecticut and relocated to the west coast. Fox is married and has an adult daughter.[7]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Ed Stannard (January 23, 2011). "WTNH shuts the door on Geoff Fox’s return; Popular weatherman told contract issue a distraction-". The New Haven Register. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "AMS List of TV Seal Holders". American Meteorological Society. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  4. ^ BILL KEVENEY (Aug 11, 1995). "Geoff Fox Likes Other Life `Inside Space'". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Joe Amarante (Jan 6, 2011). "WTNH (NEWS 8) to boot Geoff Fox off air". New Haven Register. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Geoff Fox fired after 'inappropriate' sexting chats with female photographer on Facebook are read by his bosses". Mail Online. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Meteorologist Geoff Fox fired from Fox CT for 'inappropriate conduct'-". The New Haven Register -. November 16, 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Mary E. O'Leary (Nov 20, 2012). "Geoff Fox fallout: Nothing private online; no laws protect jobs in wake of scandals". Shoreline Times. Retrieved 9 December 2012.