Fox DC Promotes Mike Thomas to Evening Meteorologist

By Kevin Eck 

Washington, D.C. Fox station WTTG has promoted Mike Thomas to evening meteorologist and has added Claire Anderson to replace him on the mornings.

Thomas moves from mornings to the 5, 6:30, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Anderson will join the station on April 18 to work the 4 to 6 a.m. weekday newscasts. She’ll also report on various topics for Fox 5 Morning and Good Day DC.

“Mike lives and breathes weather. Our viewers know that if there’s a storm coming they can rely on his forecasts at any time of day, whether he’s on TV, streaming live on digital or posting on social media,” said vice president and news director Paul McGonagle “Claire has a dynamite personality. Her weather forecasting is clear and easy to understand, which will make her a great addition to ‘Fox5 Morning’ and ‘Good Day DC.’”


Before joining WTTG in 2014, Thomas worked for the Commodity Weather Group in Bethesda, Maryland where he focused on learning forecast techniques, weather model analysis, and extended range and seasonal forecasting.

Anderson most recently worked as a meteorologist for KIRO in Seattle. Before that, she was a meteorologist for KOIN in Portland, Ore., a weather anchor and reporter for KCOY-KKFX in Santa Barbara, Calif. and a weekend weather anchor and MMJ for KRTV-KXLH in Helena, Mont.

“I look forward to forecasting the weather for our nation’s capital and having the opportunity to explain the ‘why’ behind each forecast, so we can make weather approachable and exciting to our viewers,” said Anderson.