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Geoff Fox: Give Me Another Chance

The popular meteorologist speaks for the first time Sunday night and asks 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.

Kevin November 19, 2012 at 05:16 PM
what is done is done--how many times does one need to read about semi-celebrities acting STUPID--he knew what was in his contract and he willing ignored his wedding vows --too bad so sad plenty of personnel avail to fill his spot---the internet is NOT private not now not in the past and certainly NOT in the future---maybe he used his "workplace computer" to type those emails--maybe not how and when is for him to figure out--certainly can he be "trusted"??? actions speak real loud----------
Wyatt November 19, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I don't see how what he does in his personal life affects his ability to forecast the weather. Who cares?
Meggie November 19, 2012 at 06:20 PM
He likely has a morality clause. Also, these chats took place on a Facebook account where he represents his employer. It's his own fault. I don't feel bad nor do I think he should get his job back. I am not even close to being in the public eye but if anyone ever hacked MY Facebook they would find nothing because I wouldn't be dumb enough to have those type of conversations on record. He's an arrogant man and he got caught. Too bad, move on.
Jon November 19, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Bet you he did not forcast this
Katy November 19, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I agree with Meggie. I know alot of people that have a morality clause in their work contracts and he definitely violated his, if there was one. For someone that is supposed to be a techno geek (his words, not mine) how could he be so naive to think something like this wouldn't get out? If you want to feel sorry for someone try feeling sorry for his wife of several years and his grown daughter. They have been publicly humiliated and have had their trust betrayed. He is extremely arrogant and I don't feel sorry for him in the least.
Gary P. Antigiovanni November 19, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Hopefully this means more Rachel Frank. She deserves to be the lead weather person!
Abc December 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Geoff fox shouldn't be fired-- he's been a model employee and a great weatherman for years. .give the man another chance
Abc December 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
No but have you done gray issues in your life

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