Anchor-Reporter Rob Desir Joins WTTG News

Rob Desir has joined Fox-owned WTTG Washington as a weekday evening anchor and reporter. Most recently, Desir was an evening anchor and reporter for WTVR Richmond, Va. Prior to that, he was a weekday anchor for WDCW Washington and before that, host of STL-TV in St. Louis. Earlier in his career, Desir held the positions […]

WTTG Anchor Sarah Simmons Says Tearful Goodbye After 15 Years

WTTG’s Blake McCoy Suspended Over Offensive Tweet

Curious Puppy Interrupts Live WTTG Weather Report

Jennifer DelGado Joins WTTG As Meteorologist

Jennifer DelGado has joined Fox O&O WTTG Washington as weekend evening meteorologist. Effective Jan. 18, she will report the weather for the station’s Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening newscasts at 4, 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m., as well as the newscasts on co-owned WDCA. In addition, she will serve as a field reporter for […]

D.C. Stations Get Creative During Pandemic

For radio and TV stations, operating throughout the pandemic and bringing us news and entertainment day in and day out required so much more than a floor lamp, some well-curated books in the background and a working Zoom link. Let’s go behind the scenes of how several stations pulled it off.

Jeannette Reyes New WTTG Weekday Morning Anchor

Jeannette Reyes has joined Fox-owned WTTG Washington as co-anchor of Fox 5 Morning News and Good Day DC. Effective Dec. 7, she will anchor the Fox 5 Morning News each weekday from 6 to 9 a.m. alongside Steve Chenevey with meteorologist Tucker Barnes and traffic anchor Erin Como. From 9 through 11 a.m., Reyes and […]

Angie Goff Promoted To Evening Anchor At WTTG

Angie Goff today was promoted to weekday evening anchor at Fox-owned WTTG Washington. Effective Nov. 30, she will anchor the hour-long weekday FOX 5 News at 10 p.m. with Jim Lokay, the half-hour FOX 5 at 6 p.m. alongside Blake McCoy, as well as continue to co-anchor the hour-long 5 at 4 p.m. weekday newscast with Blake […]

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Weather Anchor And Reporter Opening

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a weather anchor and reporter in Washington, D.C.

Shawn Yancy Signs Off From WTTG For Last Time 19 Years After Her First Day

WTTG Stopped From Covering Story After Protesters Drive Away Crew

Crowds drove away Fox O&O WTTG Washington from the scene Wednesday night, preventing coverage of the protests that erupted following the shooting of 18-year-old Deon Kay there.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

Marissa Mitchell Joins WTTG Washington News

Fox-owned WTTG Washington has added Marissa Mitchell to its news department. Effective September, she will serve as an anchor for Fox 5 Mornings, alongside Wisdom Martin, Holly Morris, Erin Como and Mike Thomas. Mitchell will also anchor and report for Good Day DC. Most recently, Mitchell was an anchor and reporter for Fox’s WAGA Atlanta. Prior to […]

WTTG Says Farewell To Allison Seymour After 21 Years

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TVN Focus On Journalism | Local TV Plans Reduced Convention Presence

Station groups say they will send fewer correspondents to August’s largely virtualized political conventions and centralize their reporting resources. At the same time, they see local coverage opportunities of the conventions expanding, largely down to use of the remote production technology they’ve already been mastering for months during the pandemic.

WJLA, WTTG To Test 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting In DC

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WTTG Confronts Coronavirus With Steady Hand

A solid business contingency plan gave Fox-owned WTTG and WDCA in Washington, D.C., a leg up in pivoting for the coronavirus pandemic. VP and GM Patrick Paolini says a priority now is staying on top of the news deluge while keeping staffers and advertisers calm amid the uncertainty.

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WTTG Airing Live Coronavirus Special Tonight

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News Producer Opening At Fox’s WTTG In D.C.

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a seasoned news producer at WTTG, the Fox O&O in Washington, D.C. WTTG’s studio is located in the Friendship Heights neighborhood, just a few miles from Chevy Chase and the Maryland state line.

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NewsTECH Forum | Patrick Paolini: Reimagining Local’s Landscape

The GM of Fox’s Washington duopoly is overseeing moves into podcasting and other new media, something he calls a survival necessity. “We’re competing with everyone, and for every dollar that we can get, so, to me, you have to have more places to monetize.” (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

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WTTG GM Paolini In Conversation At NTF

Patrick Paolini, VP and GM of Fox Television Stations’ WTTG Washington, will discuss local advertising, election coverage, the power of local content and his own punditry at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WTTG Covers First ‘Social Media’ Impeachment

Fox-owned WTTG Washington is alone among the major affiliate stations in the Nation’s Capital not airing live coverage of the impeachment hearings just across town. But there is more to the story. WTTG and co-owned WDCA VP GM Patrick Paolini took a quick break Friday (Nov. 15), in the midst of the station’s coverage of the day-two hearing, to talk about that decision and the Fox’ O&O’s larger coverage strategy.

Down To The Wire Holds ’Em In DC, Houston

While national numbers for this year’s World Series were down from 2018, there were at least two markets where lots of folks were glued to their sets right to the dramatic end on Wednesday night — Houston and Washington where the games were seen on Fox O&Os. Game 6 on KRIV Houston drew a 31.2 among adults 25-54, while on WTTG Washington it delivered an 18.2. Game 7 on KRIV got a 32.0, while on WTTG it drew a 24.9 (the market’s highest rated sports program in the last 12 months, excluding the Super Bowl).

World Series Hits Homers In Home Towns

While national number for the first two games of the World Series have been down from last year’s Fall Classic, there are at least two markets where lots of folks are glued to their sets — Houston and Washington. Game 1 Tuesday on Fox-owned KRIV Houston piled up a 27.1 among adults 25-54 (preliminary numbers), while Game 2 on Wednesday did a 22.0. Game 1 on Fox-owned WTTG Washington drew a 17.8 and Game 2 delivered a 17.2.

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Creative Services Producer Needed In D.C.

The opening is at the Fox-owned duopoly of WTTG-WDCA. This is a fast-paced, large market environment, and candidates should expect to do it all, from station image campaigns to topicals, from sales to digital.

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WTTG Promotes Erin Como, Adds Stacey Rusch

Fox-owned WTTG Washington (DMA 6) today promoted Erin Como to host of Fox 5 Morning Weekends and Stacy Rusch has been named a traffic anchor, effective Oct. 1. Como succeeds Cori Coffin, who decided to leave WTTG after two years. For the past year, she has anchored Fox5 Morning Weekends. She has also reported on Fox5 […]

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WTTG Tells Teens: ‘Eyes Up, Phones Down’

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

Angie Goff Joins WTTG News Staff

Fox-owned WTTG Washington (DMA 6) has hired Angie Goff to co-anchor the 5 at 4 p.m. weekday newscast with Blake McCoy beginning July 8 and serve as a co-host of Like It Or Not, weeknights at 7 p.m. In addition, she will contribute to various station newscasts and projects on all platforms. Most recently, Goff […]

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

The Paolini Perspective At WTTG

Patrick Paolini, the brash GM of Fox-owned WTTG Washington pushes the limits of local news production, promotion and personality.

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WRC Fights Back Following WTTG Promo

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WTTG Washington Promo Takes Shot At Competition

DC-Area People Are Mostly Happy With Local News, But Few Say They Pay For It

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WTTG To Introduce 4 P.M. News Broadcast

Fox-owned WTTG Washington will debut an hour-long 4 p.m. newscast this spring. With this addition, WTTG and co-owned WDCA will broadcast 13.5 hours of locally produced news and entertainment programming each weekday, and 78.5 hours each week, which, the stations say, is more than any other station in the market. In making the announcement, VP-GM […]

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WTTG Adds Blake McCoy To News Staff

Blake McCoy has joined Fox-owned WTTG Washington (DMA 6) as an anchor and reporter for various station newscasts, effective March 18. Most recently, McCoy was an NBC News correspondent in Chicago. Prior to that, he held reporter and anchor positions with KARE Minneapolis and KTNV Las Vegas. Before that, he was an anchor and reporter […]

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WTTG Reveals Missing School Funds

How often do we read about teachers using their own money to buy supplies for their students because of cash-strapped school systems? This is a great example of how TV station news operations can, and do, hold community leaders accountable.

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WTTG Anchor Tony Perkins Stepping Down

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WTTG Washington Adds Reporter Ike Ejiochi

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

Security Guard Shoots Intruder At WTTG Building

A suspected intruder was shot trying to break into Fox O&O WTTG’s building in the Friendship Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C., Monday. The station said all of its employees are safe following the incident.

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WTTG Ups Cori Coffin To Weekend Anchor

Fox O&O WTTG Washington (DMA 6) has promoted Cori Coffin to weekend morning anchor. Effective immediately, she will anchor Fox 5 Morning from 7 to 9 a.m. alongside Tony Perkins on Saturday and Tom Fitzgerald on Sunday. Coffin has been a general assignment reporter at WTTG since October 2017. Previously, she was an anchor and […]

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WTTG Airs 2-Minute News Topical Teasing 10 Stories

DMA 6: WASHINGTON

WTTG-WDCA Break Ground On New Building

In addition to housing the Fox-MNT combo, the new building will be home to a 23-story office tower and will contain retail and residential space. GM Patrick Paolini (above) hosted the ceremonies.