GM Kevin Hale broke the news to the staff Tuesday afternoon. Assistant ND Tom Searson will be filling for Smith until a replacement is named. A search for that replacement is already underway.
Schwaid joins the Fox Philadelphia O&O from Meredith Local Media, where he was VP of digital content. He succeeds Kingsley Smith, who in June became the ND at Fox’s O&O in Los Angeles, KTTV.
The news director at Fox’s WTXF Philadelphia is moving to Los Angeles to succeed Jose Rios.