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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.

Bonnie November 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM
I was very surprised to read the content of the conversations, they were very graphic. As for him being fired over his PERSONAL life, that's wrong, no matter what happens in his personal life they don't have the right to fire him unless it involved his work performance. I couldn't believe what I was reading! I really didn't think it came from Geoff Foxx! I'm more surprised to read that he's admitted it! I do hope he gets his job back but I also hope he's learned his lesson. Facebook is trouble and nothing is private!
Bernard November 20, 2012 at 01:23 PM
For a company that is competing with other local news outlets to find the bustiest weather hottie who will wear the tightest dresses, I can understand their concerns. Viewers should not be distracted from their steady diet of death, mayhem and titillation by a dorky weather guy's penthouse moment. There are grown children watching for God's sake!
Dawn D Sotir November 24, 2012 at 01:28 PM
I find it very sad that WTNH did this, it is his personal life on his personal time. It's getting worse all the time, employers think they own people, how sad! My household enjoys watching Fox News at night, this may make us change to another station.
Adrienne December 19, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Geoff Fox was the most personable and comprehensive meteorologists ,with out boobs, on air. Please bring him back! His personal life has never been on air till now' so who cares!

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