Geoff Fox

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Geoff Fox (born July 26, 1950)[1] is an on-air American television broadcast meteorologist with a career spanning over 30 years. For 27 years he was with the television station WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut, where he served as Senior Meteorologist until 2011. and later with WTIC-TV in Hartford, Connecticut where he was the weeknight 5:00 and 11:00 P.M. meteorologist, as well as reported science and technology stories for the 4:00 P.M. newscast and wast, as well as host for a garden segment titled "Geoff's Garden".

He attended and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School.[2] Fox received a certificate in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University,[3] and holds a broadcast seal from the American Meteorological Society.[4]

Television.[edit]

In 1984 Geoff Fox 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).[5]

On January 5, 2011 after 27 years at WTNH Fox was informed by WTNH management that his contract would not be renewed at the end of February.[6] 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[7] to over 10,450.[8]

In April 2011 he was hired by FOX affilitate WTIC-TV; which was "seen as a marketing coup for the slogan Fox on Fox" where he did the weather and science reports on weeknights[8] He was dismissed after 19 months, for what the station identified as "inappropriate conduct" [8] later adding that it was "unfortunate and sad," but "necessary".[9] Later on Fox developed an internet based company for designing and building websites.

In late spring 2013, Fox decided to relocate, leaving Connecticut after almost 30 years for a new chapter in Southern California to enjoy being semi-retired, and mostly to be closer to their daughter, who works in TV production in Hollywood—and because Fox said he's done dealing with winter, (via his blog).

In January 2015, Fox returned to TV in southern California by joining KMIR-TV NBC 36 in Palm Springs. He announced the news on December 18, 2014. Geoff Fox worked as Meteorologist for KMIR-TV from early 2015 until September 23, 2015.

On August 19, 2015, Geoff Fox announced that he will be working as the on-air Meteorologist for "News Channel Nebraska’s first station in Norfolk." With more stations on the way. Fox forecasts for News Channel Nebraska from his home studio weather center built in his garage.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "On TV – July 26, 1950". 8 March 2007. 
  2. ^ "Brooklyn Tech 40th Reunion… I'm Tempted". 25 February 2008. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "AMS List of TV Seal Holders". American Meteorological Society. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  5. ^ BILL KEVENEY (Aug 11, 1995). "Geoff Fox Likes Other Life `Inside Space'". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Joe Amarante (Jan 6, 2011). "WTNH (NEWS 8) to boot Geoff Fox off air". New Haven Register. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Bates, Daniel (21 November 2012). "Geoff Fox fired after 'inappropriate' sexting chats with female photographer on Facebook are read by his bosses". Mail Online. London. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "Meteorologist Geoff Fox fired from Fox CT for 'inappropriate conduct'-". The New Haven Register -. November 16, 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Mary E. O'Leary (Nov 20, 2012). Fox lost nearly 2000 of his followers on facebook following the scandeldoc50abeb6ac08ad401763951.txt "Geoff Fox fallout: Nothing private online; no laws protect jobs in wake of scandals" Check |url= value (help). Shoreline Times. Retrieved 9 December 2012.