Fox Weather
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 StationsSubchannel in markets served by group at start of 2022; TBD
Streaming media
Online streamWatch live
TubiWatch live

Fox Weather is a 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 on 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,[2][3] and simulcasted every weekend mornings from 6–8 AM ET on Fox Business.

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.[4] 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.[5]

The channel will be overseen by Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and executive Sharri Berg.[6]

News of the launch sparked discussion on how the channel will cover climate change, an issue their sister channel Fox News has often dismissed.[7][8] 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.”[9]

On August 18, 2021, Berg announced that Fox Weather will add three correspondents and five multimedia journalists to the team.[10]

On September 1, 2021, Fox Weather released their first promo and announced that they will be launching in October.[11] The launch date was later announced for October 25.[12]

On October 18, 2021, Berg announced that Fox Weather will add four additional meteorologists and a multimedia journalist to the team.[13]

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.[14] A weekend morning simulcast of the channel airs on Fox Business Network from 6–8 a.m. ET, which started on December 4.[15]

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.[16]

Notable current on-air staff

Live Programming

At launch, Fox Weather's schedule consists of the following programs:[18]

References

  1. ^ Li, Shirley (10 July 2021). "Why Fox Is Betting Big on Weather Fans". The Atlantic. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  2. ^ Ingram, Brandon (2021-10-26). "How to watch FOX Weather during first nor'easter of the season". FOX Weather. Retrieved 2021-10-27.
  3. ^ Lafayette, Jon (2021-11-03). "Fox Weather Generates More Than 1 Million Downloads". Broadcasting Cable. Retrieved 2021-11-07.
  4. ^ Johnson, Ted (9 December 2020). "Fox News Media To Launch Streaming Weather Service In 2021". Deadline. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  5. ^ Johnson, Ted (24 June 2021). "Fox News Media Builds Team For New Streaming Weather Service". Deadline. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  6. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M. (6 July 2021). "Fox's New Channel Changes the Climate for Weather TV". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  7. ^ Gabbatt, Adam (10 July 2021). "Fox News' planned 24-hour weather channel has climate experts worried". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  8. ^ Tani, Maxwell (7 July 2021). "Top Climate Scientists Aren't Too Hot on Fox's Weather Channel". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Fox News Launches Streaming Weather Service for Climate-Change Cycle". www.variety.com. 2021-10-21. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  10. ^ "FOX Weather Names Correspondents Ahead of Fall Launch". www.businesswire.com. 2021-08-18. Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  11. ^ "Fox begins teasing 'powerful' weather service". NewscastStudio. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  12. ^ "Media Relations | Fox News". Retrieved 2021-10-06.
  13. ^ Flood, Brian (2021-10-18). "FOX Weather beefs up on-air team ahead of October 25 premiere". Fox News. Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2021-12-03). "Fox Business Network Makes Room for Weekend Simulcast of Fox Weather". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-03.
  16. ^ Fox Weather names first meteorologists to helm programming”, Business Wire, June 2021
  17. ^ "This TV Journalist Came Out & Announced Engagement to Weatherman", Out (magazine), August 2021
  18. ^ "Fox Weather debuts from the 'dome' with unique take on WX maps". NewscastStudio. Retrieved 2021-10-30.