Geoff Fox “On His Knees”

 

Geoff Fox, fired from his FoxCT weather job three days ago, is begging for his job back:

I know my former bosses in Hartford and Chicago will see this. I am on my knees begging you reconsider your decision and please take me back. I am asking for another chance.

Cue the social media campaign (essentially the second “Save Geoff” effort in recent years)...

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13 Responses

  1. I don’t understand why people are shocked that he got fired over this. I’m not trying to be rude, but isn’t there some kind of code of conduct in his contract? I know several friends who have had that in their latest job contract and they aren’t even on TV.

    Whether he gets his job back or not is not the biggest issue here. Hopefully he can repair the damage done to his relationships with his wife and daughter. They are the innocent bystanders in all this.

  2. As Katy has observed, there is a public relations impact when any on air talent is found lacking in judgment or behavior.

    As observed, the challenge should be focused on the family. A public airing of this sorted communication isn’t helping Mr. Fox or his family.

  3. Smart people usually stop digging when they’re in a hole. Geoff: He just keeps rolling along.

  4. Undoubtedly the anxiety level has gone down in the Fox Ct newsroom/weather center since the departure of boy wonder. Clear skies ahead. Time to move forward with folks who value their jobs not to publicly embarrass their employer.

  5. And yet the president of the Courant goes about his business like we all don’t remember his shady issue with a female staffer….and Mike Guinan, the advertising director of the hideous Harttford Magazine avoided jail by the skin of his teeth. What quality people at the Courant/Fox 61.

  6. Let the Hartford Courant front-page investigation begin!

    Oh, wait… this is Tribune. “No comment” should suffice, agreed??

  7. Isn’t it amazing that the President of the United States can be caught getting sex in the Oval Office of the White House during working hours (remember Clinton: I did not have sex with that woman) and keep his job (versus impeachment which is tantamount to firing) and yet a lowly weatherman gets fired for sexting in the privacy of his own home during his own private non-working hours. Just sayin’……….

  8. Honestly tired of reading all of the apologists – especially the women – telling Geoff that cheating on his wife and betraying her trust is just a little mistake and that his employer was unfair because they terminated him for publicly embarrassing himself and them as well.

    Geoff Fox signed a contract with a ‘morals clause’ that states he can be terminated by public behavior that casts him or his employer in a negative light. He did; they responded. Period. He’s done and that’s that.

    If Geoff Fox valued his job he would have refrained from the type of questionable public behavior that 99.99% of us manage avoid: engaging in public sexual activity. And if you think this is ‘private’ – it’s not. You’ve seen the screen shots – under his own name that he admitted was his handiwork [no pun intended].

    The punishment doesn’t always fit the crime but when you’re a well-known, highly paid, public figure you watch what you do and say – or face the consequences. He knew he was doing something he shouldn’t have been doing. Well, it cost him and now he’s ‘on his knees’ begging for his job back.

    Honestly, he’s pathetic to put his finances/career ahead of his family and rebuilding that trust with his undoubtedly humiliated and embarrassed wife and daughter. He’s just like he comes across to so many who will no longer miss him: a spoiled, selfish, self-centered jerk. If Fox needs to make a living, he’ll find a way. But he got his much vaunted ‘second chance’ and blew it big time.

    Think of the other people he worked with. Do they want to be tainted with working with a guy who is pervert? No. And why should they have to?

    He’s a goner; it’s good and I’m glad.

  9. To the Geoff Fox fan club/supporters;
    Geoff signed a Code of Conduct agreement and as an on air personality he is one of the many faces of the station and his behavior should reflect that both publicly and privately.

    He’s asking for a second chance. Make that a third and forth chance. These people defending him seem to forget his lewd comments on the air towards fellow metrologist Rachel Frank which he should have been fired for and don’t work work with him to see him take pictures of woman’s “assets” without their knowledge or consent.

  10. In the not-so-distant past people were sent to prison for being homosexual. A weatherman of that time could have been fired for the same reason. Nowadays homosexuals can marry in Connecticut and many other states, and it is illegal to fire someone for their sexual orientation. Sexual mores change over time. I think people are being a bit prudish over some dirty talk in his private life. There are perfectly legal phone chat lines that seem to stay in business. I understand, and agree, that this case is different because he is a public figure. His employers were likely within their rights to fire him, although I don’t think any of us know exactly what his contract specified.

  11. wonder what the wackjob scott haney has to say about it

  12. Chris and anonymous above Chris. What does that have to do with Fox’s firing and how do you even know he’s asking for a third/fourth chance and how do you even know what he signed? Are you him? Who are you to judge? Just cuz he made a mistake. We all make them. He’s human and so are we. Nobody’s perfect. He’s asking for a second one. What he does on his own time and private time is no one’s biz but his. he shouldn’t have been fired if it’s not job related. He made a mistake a fessed up to it. He didn’t lie, etc.

  13. Because Nonya I’ve worked in this industry for more than 20 years. Moral and ethic conditions are standard in on air personalities contracts. Also I worked there and his on air lewd comments plus the other aformentioned incidents should have been enough to get him fired.

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