Fox Weather sets launch date
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
Fox Weather will debut Oct. 25, 2021.
Fox Media made the announcement Oct. 6, 2021, noting that it will be the eighth platform to launch under CEO Suzanne Scott’s leadership and will also coincide with its flagship cable commentary channel’s 25th anniversary.
The company first announced its plans to offer a free, ad supported streaming television weather offering in December 2020. It previously hired six on air talent and has been hiring behind the scenes as well.
The network most recently announced it had poached Amy Freeze from WABC in New York City.
The venture is already the target of speculation — with many wondering how a network, with multiple prominent personalities in the same corporate family — denying the science behind climate change will handle reporting on such issues.
Fox Weather is expected to draw on resources from both its New York based team and forecasters at its own stations across the country. It will “also showcase an innovative approach to forecasting, optimizing multiple radar systems, including an immersive, state of the art 3D radar to deliver the most informative coverage surrounding all weather patterns, from immediate to long-term,” according to a statement.