Tony Perkins (meteorologist)
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Tony Perkins (born August 25, 1960) is an American weather broadcaster and news anchor best known for his work on ABC's Good Morning America from 1999- 2005. He currently is a weekday evening anchor for FOX 5 News at 10pm on WTTG in Washington, D.C.
Perkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University. He began his career as a desk assistant for the ABC News Washington bureau. From 1985-92, he served as a producer and on-air contributor to The Donnie Simpson Show on WKYS-FM in Washington, D.C. From 1986-88, he hosted and produced DC20 Breakaway for WDCA in Washington. From 1993-99, he served as a weather personality at WTTG in Washington, and co-anchored Fox Morning News from 1998-99, when he joined ABC's Good Morning America, where his catchphrase to turn it over to the local weather was "the weather in your neighborhood". He was a replacement for Spencer Christian, who moved to San Francisco to do the weather for KGO-TV in 1999. He left Good Morning America in late 2005 to return to WTTG in Washington. On GMA he was succeeded by Mike Barz.
Perkins was an occasional in studio guest to the Don and Mike Show, and now to its successor the Mike O'Meara Show in Washington D.C. In addition to his WTTG work, he works for the Fox News Channel (WTTG is owned and operated by Fox).
- Tony Perkins biodata, myfoxdc.com; accessed October 6, 2014.