Howard Eskin Leaving WTXF

By Kevin Eck 

Veteran sports anchor Howard Eskin is leaving Fox-owned Philadelphia station WTXF.

“It’s not an easy decision, but my contract was up for renewal it was a natural time to consider my options,” Eskin said on

Eskin initially worked at WTXF from 1986 until 1991. In 1992, he went to work for CBS-owned KYW. He joined NBC-owned WCAU in 1996 and returned to WTXF in 2012. He started working in TV at KYW in 1982 and once contributed to the George Michael Sports Machine.

“I’ve spent 4 great years there, this time around,” Eskin said on his Facebook page about WTXF. “To cover sports in this town, the way I think it should be done, I felt requires showing up early for practices and games. When doing 4 newscasts a day, that means a 15 hour day. I want to cut that to 12 hours :). My decision will give me the freedom to still do it the way I want.”