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Fox meteorologist fired for Facebook sexting

The forecast doesn’t look so good for meteorologist Geoff Fox. 


Chase Hoffberger

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A married Connecticut meteorologist has been fired from his job after a string of lewd Facebook messages went public and viral, according to a report in Great Britain’s Daily Mail.

Geoff Fox, 62, has been fired from his position as FoxCT’s meteorologist after photographer Zoel Kennedy leaked private conversations the two had through Facebook messaging. Throughout the three conversations, Fox told Kennedy that he “like to lick,” “am oral,” and that she was his “erotic fantasy girl,” among many, many other things.

News of the exchange broke after a blogger published a since-deleted post titled “Married Fox News Weatherman Caught Sexting with a Photographer.” 

FoxCT caught wind of the post and fired Fox almost immediately, saying that his conduct was “inappropriate.”

On Sunday, Fox published a blog post addressing the issue.

“I had no idea this private conversation would be made public, but what I did was still wrong even if it had remained private,” he wrote. “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.

“Losing my job at FoxCT/Courant is also very difficult. You probably noticed I wrote about my work there with a smile on my face. I was proud to work there and proud of what we offered the public. IT was the best job I ever held. I worked my butt off in gratitude.”

This is not the first time this year that Fox has been fired from his position as chief meteorologist of a New England network. In January, the weatherman returned from a vacation to learn that he’d been fired from Connecticut’s WTNH after 26 years on the job.

Photo via Support Geoff Fox/Facebook

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