Tony Perkins (news anchor)
Tony Perkins in 2016
August 25, 1959|
New York City, NY, United States
|Alma mater||American University|
|Occupation||News anchor, Radio Personality|
|Awards||Recipient of two Emmy Awards (1989, 2016)|
Tony Perkins (born August 25, 1959) is an American television news anchor best known for his work as ABC's Good Morning America's weather caster (1999-2005). He is currently 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 (1981). Perkins was a professional stand-up comedian from 1983 to 1993, appearing at clubs and colleges across the country. He began his broadcast career as a desk assistant for the ABC News Washington bureau. From 1985 to 1992, he served as a producer and on-air contributor to The Donnie Simpson Show on WKYS-FM in Washington, D.C. From 1986 to 1988, he hosted and produced DC20 Breakaway for WDCA in Washington. From 1993 to 1999, he served as a weather personality at WTTG in Washington, and co-anchored Fox Morning News from 1998 to 1999, 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.
Other media work
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. He also hosts his own weekly comedy and entertainment podcast with co-host Gary Stein, the Tony Perkins Show featuring Gary Stein. He announced on December 18, 2017 that he would be returning to WMMJ-FM 102.3 Majic in Washington D.C. along with Donnie Simpson as the afternoon drive host for a reboot of the Donnie Simpson Show 3-7 pm Monday-Friday. He therefore ended his reign as evening host at FOX 5 DC and FOX 5 Plus. He will move to the Friday and Saturday morning shows.