Tom Fitzgerald Biography
Tom Fitzgerald is an American Emmy award-winning anchor, reporter, and host who is currently working at FOX 5 DC. He serves as the co-anchor of FOX 5 Morning Sunday, as the host of Fox 5 On The Hill, and as a reporter at WTTG-TV in Washington D.C. In addition, he joined the FOX 5 news team in 2003.
Tom Fitzgerald Career
Howell Township, New Jersey near the New Jersey Shore was where he was brought up and attended Howell High School where he graduated proudly. Later on, he joined William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey where he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
He started his journalism career in 1985 at WBJB-FM, an NPR radio affiliate in Middletown Township, New Jersey where he served as a host and newscaster. Later in 1990, he joined the TV34 News in Monmouth County, New Jersey as a reporter. In addition, for a duration of six years, he has been able to cover a number of major hurricanes, organized crime investigations, political campaigns, and the New Jersey House of Representatives.
Furthermore, he was part of the original lineup of on-air correspondents for News 12 New Jersey in 1996. While he worked at News 12 New Jersey he served as a reporter, anchor, and host of Roundtable which is a political talk show. In addition, he also did cover the 2001 September 11 attacks in New York at the World Trade Center and the Arlington, Virginia attack at the Pentagon.
In addition, he also covered a number of Democratic and Republican National Conventions prior to working as the station’s Jersey Shore Bureau Chief. Furthermore, he relocated to Washington, D.C. in 2003 and joined the WTTG team. Over the years, he has been covering national political affairs for the Fox-owned & operated station in the U.S. capital.
Furthermore, he has also participated in a number of prime-time presidential news conferences at the White House and covered the Obama Administration. Additionally, he attended all six hours of Supreme Court of the United States arguments over President Obama’s Health Care Reform Law before the U.S. Supreme Court in the year 2012.
He did attend the US Supreme Court as it heard arguments before a landmark decision striking down the Washington, D.C. gun ban in 2008. Moreover, the reporter on a number of exclusive stories on how some airlines were failing to inspect their aircraft, resulting in hearings in the United States House of Representatives.
Fitzgerald covered the Cleveland, Ohio Republican National Convention in 2016 and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 20216. Other than that, he has done a report on January 20, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol Building for the swearing-in of President Donald Trump from the Inaugural stand.
During his leisure time, he enjoys listening to music and spending ample time with his wife and children.
Awards and Achievements
- He is a beneficiary of three Emmy Awards which were awarded to him by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
- Fitzgerald has had five Emmy Award nominations.
- Tom contributed to a number of Edward R. Murrow Awards given to broadcast news organizations by the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
Tom Fitzgerald Salary
Fitzgerald earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Tom Fitzgerald Net Worth
Fitzgerald has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor and reporter.
Tom Fitzgerald Age
Fitzgerald likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not disclosed his age. However, this information will be updated when available.
Tom Fitzgerald Height and Weight
Fitzgerald stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall. However, information about his weight will be updated when available.
Tom Fitzgerald Family
Fitzgerald’s family first came to Washington D.C. in 1975 when his sister was enrolled in college. His father was in the Air Force thus he is from a military family.
His father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the year 1997 and passed on in the year 2005. However, he has neither disclosed the names of his parents nor those of his siblings as he is private about his personal life.
Tom Fitzgerald Wife and Children
Fitzgerald is married to Beth Parke and together the couple was blessed with a daughter in 2006 whose name he has not disclosed.
Tom Fitzgerald Social Media Platform
Fitzgerald is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages and he has 10k followers on Twitter, 1k followers on Instagram, and 4k followers on Facebook.