Fox Weather
Fox Weather logo.svg
CountryUnited States
Headquarters
Programming
Language(s)English
Ownership
OwnerFox Corporation
ParentFox News Media
Sister channelsFox News
Fox Business Network
Fox Broadcasting Company
History
LaunchedOctober 25, 2021
Links
Websitefoxweather.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Fox Television StationsList of Fox Weather affiliates
Streaming media
Online streamWatch live
TubiWatch live

Fox Weather is a digital broadcast television network and streaming channel operated by Fox Corporation which launched on October 25, 2021 to provide weather forecasts and information for the United States.[1] The service is available through digital subchannels of Fox Television Stations, YouTube TV,[2] The Roku Channel, FuboTV, Xumo, Amazon Fire TV, its website and mobile apps, the mobile and digital media player apps of Fox, Fox News and Fox Business, the websites of Fox's owned and operated stations, the OTT service Tubi,[3][4] and simulcasted every weekend mornings from 6–9 AM ET on Fox Business and in daytime and various weekend slots on select MyNetworkTV stations.

History

On December 9, 2020, Fox News Media announced the forthcoming launch of a ad-supported weather service which will include local and national weather related news.[5] On June 24, 2021, Fox News Media announced a slate of six meteorologists who will make up the team reporting for the channel, joining from other local TV stations.[6]

The channel will be overseen by Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and executive Sharri Berg.[7]

News of the launch sparked discussion on how the channel will cover climate change, an issue their sister channel Fox News has often dismissed.[8][9] Regarding how the issue of climate change will be addressed on the new network, Berg would state in an interview that “...climate change is part of our lives. It’s how we live. It’s not going to be ignored.”[10]

On August 18, 2021, Berg announced that Fox Weather will add three correspondents and five multimedia journalists to the team.[11]

On September 1, 2021, Fox Weather released their first promo and announced that they will be launching in October.[12] The launch date was later announced for October 25.[13]

On October 18, 2021, Berg announced that Fox Weather will add four additional meteorologists and a multimedia journalist to the team.[14]

The network will also be added as an over-the-air digital subchannel at the start of 2022 in markets served by the network's owned-and-operated stations group, presumably with local insertion allowing local forecasts and severe weather coverage.[15] A weekend morning simulcast of the channel airs on Fox Business Network from 6–8 a.m. ET, which started on December 4.[16]

YouTube TV added Fox Weather on February 2, 2022, becoming the first weather-focused channel to air on the OTT service.[2] On February 8, Berg announced that Fox Weather had also been added to the Amazon News and The Roku Channel OTT services, and would be added to Xumo and FuboTV later in February. Berg also announced that, in addition to its addition to over-the-air digital subchannels, Fox Weather content would be simulcast for 1-2 hours daily on Fox Television Stations' MyNetworkTV and independent stations.[17]

On March 14, 2022, Berg announced that Fox Weather had hired Bryan Norcross as its hurricane specialist. [18]

On April 12, 2022, Fox Weather announced that it has unveiled a Ford F-250 truck called the "Fox Weather Beast."[19]

On May 2, 2022, Fox Weather debuted a hourly update podcast at 6 AM ET called the "Fox Weather Update." Listeners will have updates from Fox Weather four times per hour on the Fox News Headline 24/7 radio station and on Sirius XM channel 115. It will also provide breaking news coverage.[20]

Location and team

The channel's headquarters is at Fox News Media's office and draws on their existing meteorologists across US stations as well as dedicated meteorologists for the channel.[21]

Notable current on-air staff

Live programming

Currently, Fox Weather's schedule consists of the following programs:[23]

Affiliates

City of license / Market Station Virtual channel Primary affiliation
(on main channel)
Notes[24][25]
Los Angeles KTTV 11.2 Fox Full simulcast
KCOP-TV 13.1 MyNetworkTV 1-2 PM PT (Weekdays), 4-6 AM PT (Sundays)
Oakland - San Jose - San Francisco KTVU 2.2 Fox Full simulcast
KICU 36.1 Independent 2-3 PM PT (Weekdays), 4-6 AM PT (Sundays)
36.3 Full simulcast
Houston - Galveston KTXH 20.1 MyNetworkTV 10-11 AM CT (Weekdays), 5-7 AM CT (Saturdays)
KRIV 26.3 Fox Full simulcast
New York City WNYW 5.3 Fox Full simulcast
WWOR 9.1 MyNetworkTV 10-11 AM ET (Weekdays), 10 AM-12 PM ET (Saturdays)
Tacoma - Seattle - Everett KCPQ 13.5 Fox Full simulcast
KZJO 22.1 MyNetworkTV 12-1 PM PT (Weekdays), 3-5 AM PT (Sundays)
Chicago WPWR-TV 50.1 MyNetworkTV 10-11 AM CT (Weekdays), 5-7 AM CT (Sundays)
WFLD-TV 32.5 Fox Full simulcast
Washington D.C. WDCA 20.1 MyNetworkTV 11 AM-12 PM ET (Weekdays), 10 AM-12 PM ET (Saturdays)
Dallas - Fort Worth KDFI 27.1 MyNetworkTV 10-11 AM CT (Weekdays), 5-7 AM CT (Saturdays)
27.6 Full simulcast
Phoenix - Mesa - Prescott KSAZ-TV 10.5 Fox Full simulcast
KUTP 45.1 MyNetworkTV 1-2 PM MT (Weekdays), 4-6 AM MT (Sundays)
Milwaukee WITI 6.4 Fox Full simulcast
Minneapolis - St. Paul - Alexandria KMSP-TV 9.7 Fox Full simulcast
WFTC 9.2 MyNetworkTV 10-11 AM CT (Weekdays), 8-10 AM CT (Saturdays)
Orlando - Daytona Beach - Melbourne WRBW 65.1 MyNetworkTV 10-11 AM ET (Weekdays), 10 AM-12 PM (Sundays)
WOFL 35.3 Fox Full simulcast
Tampa - St. Petersburg WTVT 13.6 Fox Full simulcast
Milwaukee WITI 6.4 Fox Full simulcast
Austin KTBC 7.6 Fox Full simulcast
Atlanta WAGA 5.6 Fox Full simulcast
Philadelphia - Allentown WTXF 29.5 Fox Full simulcast
Detroit - Ann Arbor WJBK 2.6 Fox Full simulcast

References

  1. ^ Li, Shirley (10 July 2021). "Why Fox Is Betting Big on Weather Fans". The Atlantic. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b Schoon, Ben (2022-02-02). "Fox Weather is now available as YouTube TV's only dedicated weather channel". 9to5Google. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  3. ^ Ingram, Brandon (2021-10-26). "How to watch FOX Weather during first nor'easter of the season". FOX Weather. Retrieved 2021-10-27.
  4. ^ Lafayette, Jon (2021-11-03). "Fox Weather Generates More Than 1 Million Downloads". Broadcasting Cable. Retrieved 2021-11-07.
  5. ^ Johnson, Ted (9 December 2020). "Fox News Media To Launch Streaming Weather Service In 2021". Deadline. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  6. ^ Johnson, Ted (24 June 2021). "Fox News Media Builds Team For New Streaming Weather Service". Deadline. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  7. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M. (6 July 2021). "Fox's New Channel Changes the Climate for Weather TV". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  8. ^ Gabbatt, Adam (10 July 2021). "Fox News' planned 24-hour weather channel has climate experts worried". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  9. ^ Tani, Maxwell (7 July 2021). "Top Climate Scientists Aren't Too Hot on Fox's Weather Channel". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Fox News Launches Streaming Weather Service for Climate-Change Cycle". www.variety.com. 2021-10-21. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  11. ^ "FOX Weather Names Correspondents Ahead of Fall Launch". www.businesswire.com. 2021-08-18. Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  12. ^ "Fox begins teasing 'powerful' weather service". NewscastStudio. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  13. ^ "Media Relations | Fox News". Retrieved 2021-10-06.
  14. ^ Flood, Brian (2021-10-18). "FOX Weather beefs up on-air team ahead of October 25 premiere". Fox News. Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  15. ^ Battaglio, Stephen (21 October 2021). "Fox News gets into the weather business. Will climate-conscious viewers take it seriously?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  16. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2021-12-03). "Fox Business Network Makes Room for Weekend Simulcast of Fox Weather". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-03.
  17. ^ "Media Relations | Fox News". Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  18. ^ a b "RENOWNED METEOROLOGIST AND HURRICANE SPECIALIST BRYAN NORCROSS JOINS FOX WEATHER". Retrieved 2022-03-14.
  19. ^ Oberholtz, Chris (2022-04-12). "FOX Weather Beast offers new era of storm chasing, weather tracking technology". FOX Weather. Retrieved 2022-04-13.
  20. ^ "Media Relations | Fox News". Retrieved 2022-05-01.
  21. ^ Fox Weather names first meteorologists to helm programming”, Business Wire, June 2021
  22. ^ "This TV Journalist Came Out & Announced Engagement to Weatherman", Out (magazine), August 2021
  23. ^ "Fox Weather debuts from the 'dome' with unique take on WX maps". NewscastStudio. Retrieved 2021-10-30.
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  25. ^ "FOX Weather expands to new streaming platforms, local FOX TV stations". FOX TV Digital Team. February 8, 2022.