Hartford, CT — A Connecticut meteorologist was fired from his TV gig after some explicit Facebook messages with another woman were published on the internet.
Geoff Fox was abruptly let go by the similarly named Fox CT in Hartford — a station owned by the Chicago-based Tribune Co. — for unspecified “inappropriate conduct” earlier this month. He had been with Fox TV for about 18 months after working for about 27 years at WTNH TV in New Haven.
“Geoff Fox was told to leave Fox Connecticut when his bosses became aware of the dialogue, which was of an explicit and sexual nature.
“The transcripts of his chat with a photographer named Zoel Kennedy were published on a blog and went viral before somebody at the TV studio noticed.”
On his blog, Geoff Fox accepted responsibility for the incident:
“I had no idea this private conversation would be made public, but what I did was still wrong even if it had remained private.
“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 …
“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.”
Fox called the gig “the best job he ever held.”
Do you think that someone should lose a job over a private conversation on his/her own time between consenting adults?