After two months filling in on the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, Iain Page has officially been named evening co-anchor at WTXF, the Fox owned station in Philadelphia.
“Iain’s on-air presence, engagement with viewers and versatility made him the right choice for this premier role on our evening news,” WTXF vice president and news director Jim Driscoll said in a statement.
Page joined WTXF in February as co-anchor of the 5 p.m. newscast alongside Kerry Barrett. When Thomas Drayton left the station in July, Page took over for him on the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.
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IAIN PAGE NAMED FOX 29 EVENING ANCHOR
PHILADELPHIA – Iain Page is officially named co-anchor of FOX 29’s 5,6 and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts, announced Jim Driscoll, Vice President and News Director of the station.
In making the announcement, Driscoll stated, “Iain’s on-air presence, engagement with viewers and versatility made him the right choice for this premier role on our evening news.”
Most recently, Page has been anchoring FOX 29’s 5 p.m. weekday newscast, since he joined the station in February 2013. For the last few months, he has also been co-anchoring the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Before joining WTXF, Iain served as an anchor and reporter for KPRC-TV in Houston. Prior to that, he was an anchor on The Golf Channel’s various broadcasts, including their nightly news show, “Golf Central.” Page has held anchor/host positions at various outlets, including FOX Sports NY, MSG Network, ESPN and “The Jax Show” on Eyejax Entertainment. Earlier in his career, he was a weekend sports anchor at News 12 Westchester and at WAPT-TV in Jackson, MS, where he held his first job in television. Before broadcasting, Page was an attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He also was a Litigation Associate at Goldstein & Manello in Boston, MA.
Iain will co-anchor the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside his current co-anchor on the 5 p.m. news, Kerry Barrett.
A graduate of Boston University, Page holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
FOX 29 is part of the FOX Television Station group, one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 18 markets and covering nearly 37.35% of U.S. television homes. This includes six duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Orlando and Charlotte.