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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 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."

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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.

Beth December 01, 2012 at 07:16 PM
priests, boy scout leaders, former Commander in Chiefs -- all male dominated. the problem is men. Can't control their behavior. they think with the wrong head.
Ralph Graham December 13, 2012 at 01:11 AM
I didnt watch Fox CT because of it Republican based beliefs...I did however move my nightime news viewing to Fox CT when Geoff was hired there. His years of dedication , and metorlogical skills are supassed by none! My dislike of these Republican, holier then thou types has only grown. When it comes to dealing with anything about sex, whether its a woman's right to choose, contraception or someones PRIVATE sex chat, Republicans can't handle it! Im not passing judgment on Geoff, that's for his family to do, I don't believe Fox CT should have judged either.After all, does this affect the weather reporting at Fox?. Get off your Republican high hose and come down to reality! Geoff deserves a fair shake -give him back his job!
Janet E Burgess December 13, 2012 at 01:24 AM
He's way to OLD to act this way. Young kids, state & federal employees all face the same fate. It's time we got off the old anything goes.. Fox pick him up when he was dumped from channel 8! Grow up she got what she wanted her name out there..
Guido Santamaricci December 14, 2012 at 03:38 AM
I'm tired of all this "what happens in your private life can be used to fire you from your public life". Was there a morals clause in his contract? If not when he isn't on camera or representing the station in public, when does his private life begin?
rick a February 22, 2013 at 11:14 PM
i want to comment on geoff fox his private life is his own he was doing a good job.Does 61fox forget about al terzi and janet peckinpauh on channel 8 that was more serious lawsuits etc. fir being a pervert

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