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Geoff Fox: Give Me Another Chance

The popular meteorologist speaks for the first time Sunday night and ask Fox CT to reconsider its decision to let him go.

 

Meteorologist Geoff Fox, who was let go on Friday by Fox CT for "inappropriate conduct," is asking his former employer to reconsider that decision.

In a blog posted Sunday night, Fox admits to the conduct and asks for a second chance.

"I know my former bosses in Hartford and Chicago will see this," he writes on his blog, "My Permanent Record." "I am on my knees begging you reconsider your decision and please take me back. I am asking for another chance."

Fox was fired after transcripts of conversations of a sexual nature he had with a woman surfaced on the Internet. The private messages were sent through Facebook, and it's not clear how they were made public. 

"I had no idea this private conversation would be made public, but what I did was still wrong even if it had remained private," Fox said. "This is a very difficult time for my family. I betrayed a trust with my wife and daughter which won’t be mended quickly. I have made promises to them I intend to keep."

As when he was let go from WTNH, where he worked for decades, his fans have been vocal in their support of him and their opposition to Fox CT's decision to let him go.

"...what EVER happened, this is your PERSONAL life….and it is not for any of us to judge or quite frankly to be privy to," one blog reader commented. "What you did was wrong, but in turn, whomever felt the need to destroy you, your family, your fans, your friends by making your private life public, without your consent is far more amoral."

Fox has been married for many years to his wife Helaine and they have a grown daughter. They live in Hamden.

Pamela November 20, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Dear Fox61, if you want this to quiet down, hire him back. Your snap decision to fire him has made more publicity and not good publicity. This, even though it was publicly broadcast on the internet, was and is a personal problem not a work problem. Had you made him take a 30 day leave of absence in order to work on his personal affairs I and many others would have said Kudos to you. Unfortunately you took a road that only made you look like the bad guy. Do you get it? We trust his weather reports and science information. Hope you reconsider so that his family can heal and the outrage and bad publicity of your station can be put to rest.
susan roberts November 20, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Truly don't understand how these folks gain 'star status' for delivering a weather report or reading the news. And with it comes the narcissism and the 'groupies'. If you have a computer, try Weather.com or WeatherUnderground....... it's quiet, professional, informative and convenient....... without the fluff.
CHARLES SHEEN November 20, 2012 at 08:19 PM
I love when he predicts SNOW!
pattianne November 20, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Tribune did as they thought fit. They were correct in getting rid of him before his behavior escalated further, and it would have. The only person to blame here is Geoff, not FB. He knew he was doing wrong and didn't give his wife, daughter or family members a second thought. He got his jollies, hope it was worth what he gave up.
Corey Sipe November 21, 2012 at 01:58 AM
It was wrongful termination on the part of Fox CT. What a person does in their personal life is not related to their job. He should sue the station to make a point and illustrate why CT needs a law protecting workers from getting terminated for reasons other than job performance.

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