WTXF Sportscaster Howard Eskin: ‘I think personality on TV is important’

By Merrill Knox Comment

Howard Eskin is the latest addition to the sports team at WTXF, the Fox O&O in Philadelphia. The veteran sportscaster talks to the Philadelphia Daily News about his new gig:

 “I think personality on TV is important. Sports is an area where you can have a personality, and be a personality and do things with a personality. When I go into something, I really commit to it. At Fox 29, sports is not a ‘service’ to people, it’s part of what they want . . . They encouraged me. If I have an opinion, they want me to [give] it.”

Because Eskin – who would only describe his current contract as a “multiyear” deal – has appeared somewhere on local television for 30 years, his move to Fox29 has hardly been a new experience. But he did marvel at one change he’s noted since his late-summer return to the station. “The [technology] we have now is unbelievable,” he said. “You can get anything you need now. It wasn’t like that when I started.”