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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."

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.

EH Parent November 20, 2012 at 01:03 PM
He was the best weather man ever. They should take him back. Everyone makes mistakes and it was his personal life which should not have been made public anyway.
Robin Hood November 20, 2012 at 01:36 PM
When you are a celeb and work for a tv news agency you'd better watch your butt. Anything you do in your life is considered to rub off on the company, you are to appear perfect. I watch 3 because they let their people be people, actual humans having fun and a good time, Fox news is way too conservative and straight, 8 has become a parody of itself, trying to prove something.
Bc November 20, 2012 at 01:39 PM
If you don't want people to know your personal info STAY off the net specially Facebook myspace etc.
Robin Hood November 20, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Rumors have flown fast and furious for years that Geoff has a strange sense of humor, but rumors are rumors, for years people have been saying he was Dr. Mel's son in law and that is how he got his job and that is definately not true, so then you have to question all rumors. This could something as simple as somone at Fox saw him as a threat and somehow got this communication and made a big deal out of it.... who knows? We haven't read it so we can't judge. It does appear to be a knee jerk reaction by the company, usually you'd have a hearing with HR or something, unless you work at a ultra conservative company that has zero tolerance, it's totalitarian.
Yep November 20, 2012 at 06:36 PM
I have read the transcripts (they are out there) and they are really GRAPHIC. I'm talking hardcore xxx stuff. Not only is this a sixty-something MARRIED man, but he's on tv everynight. I have no respect for this creep and have no interest in hearing a word coming out of his disgusting mouth. They were right to fire him. NOTHING on the internet is private. Let this be a lesson to all the other weirdos out there who get off on doing this.
Barbi B. November 21, 2012 at 01:41 AM
...Oh come on!!! Seriously, now? The "Fox-Man" is fairly accurate with (most) of his forecasts, and I personally pay attention to his words. Even when I'm on another news channel.....I look for his words. ...And doesn't it make sense anyways..."Fox on FOX"...oh, please don't kill that!!! ...;-)

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