Fox-owned WTXF Philadelphia will debut a locally produced, original program, The Feed AT Night. Beginning Jan. 4, 2021, this half-hour program, hosted by Alex Holley and Thomas Drayton, will air weeknights at 12:30 a.m. ET. In making the announcement, VP-News Director Jim Driscoll said: “As Alex and Thomas each continue to make their mark in the […]
The host of the Fox Philadelphia O&O’s Good Day Philadelphia announced today on Facebook that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently quarantining.
Several former and current employees at Fox-owned WTXF in Philadelphia allege that the station’s newsroom is run by “toxic, super-white, and Trump-apologizing management.”
Reporter/anchor Chris O’Connell feels a new relevance to his work at Philadelphia’s WTXF as he reports now as a one-man band from the field or his car. But through this “seismic shift,” he misses the camaraderie he used to share with the station’s videographers.
Just as it has for many viewers, the coronavirus pandemic has transformed the work lives of TV newspeople in Philadelphia. As news operations continue to evolve their approach to social distancing in an effort to keep their workers safe, jobs that once seemed impossible to do outside a studio are getting done from home.
Fox-owned WTXF Philadelphia (DMA 4) has appointed Marcus Espinoza general assignment reporter. Beginning Jan. 6, Espinoza will report for various station newscasts. Most recently, Espinoza was a weekend anchor and reporter for KHQA Quincy, Ill. Before that, he was an MMJ and reporter at WNWO Toledo, Ohio. Espinoza said: “The ‘We Go There’ philosophy attracted me […]
Prior to this week’s Eagles-Packers game on Thursday Night Football, the Philadelphia Fox O&O will debut Props and Locks, a weekly sports gambling show hosted by former Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb, Fox 29 sports anchor Scott Grayson, and Fox Bet gambling expert Todd Fuhrman (above). The show will air for 12 straight weeks, through the end of the current NFL season.
Jason Martinez has joined Fox-owned WTXF Philadelphia (DMA 4) as a weeknight evening anchor. Beginning June 17, he will co-anchor the Fox 29 News at 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. with Shaina Humphries. Most recently, Martinez was morning and midday anchor for KGTV San Diego, and before that, at WPLG Miami. Previously, he was an anchor […]
Shaina Humphries has been hired by Fox O&O WTXF Philadelphia (DMA 4) as anchor of the its 6 and 11 p.m. weeknight newscasts beginning Feb. 18. Most recently, Humphries was an anchor and reporter for KCCI Des Moines, Iowa. In 2017, she led KCCI’s yearlong State of Addiction initiative, reporting almost exclusively on Iowa’s opioid addiction […]
When Dennis Bianchi, the GM of Fox O&O WTXF Philadelphia, asked his team for some ideas, he got a bit more than he bargained for. Senior EP Tom Louden had one that Bianchi loved: a game show that pits teachers against students, featuring a a technology education teacher, Richard Curtis, as host.
The 2018 NFC Championship game on Fox-owned WTXF Philadelphia (DMA 4) on Sunday outperformed the 2017 Super Bowl by an average of 3% among households and 6% among adults 25-54, the station reports. In addition, the Fox 29 News at 10, following the game outperformed the combined late newscast ratings of the five major broadcast […]
Kristen Rodgers joins Fox-owned WTXF Philadelphia (DMA 4). She will anchor sports coverage for the station’s 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts and will host the weekend sports show, Sports Sunday. She will also be a part of the station’s Eagles pre-game show, Game Day Live, hosted by Anchor Howard Eskin.” Her first day […]
Fox-owned WTXF Philadelphia’s The Q is going national for a four-week preview this summer, with seven cities around the country set to get a little brotherly love from the locally shot talk show. Starting June 5, Fox O&Os in New York City (WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV), Atlanta (WAGA), Detroit (WJBK), Phoenix (KUTP), Minneapolis (WFTC), and Charlotte, N.C., (WMYT) will air The Q.