Scott Williams Named Chief Meteorologist at WTXF, Replacing John Bolaris

By Merrill Knox 

Scott Williams is joining WTXF as chief meteorologist, the Philadelphia Fox O&O confirmed to TVSpy today.

Williams joins the station from The Weather Channel, where he is the early-morning meteorologist. He replaces John Bolaris, who parted ways with the station in January after serving a suspension for comments he made in an interview with Playboy.

Williams’ hire is effective today. He will make his on-air debut in Philadelphia on June 4.


>Update: News director Steve Schwaid’s announcement to WTXF staffers is after the jump.

I’m please to announce that we have hired a new Chief Meteorologist. Scott Williams will be joining Fox 29 on June 4.

Scott is a great meteorologist who has done a wonderful job for the past three years at The Weather Channel. During his time there he covered severe weather and hosted his own show. I’ve been following Scott’s career for several years, in fact I tried to hire him when he was in Charleston before I lost him to TWC.

Scott will also play a very active role in our community projects.

I want to thank Sue and Caitlin for their awesome help during the past 5+ months since we have been down a weather person and they have done a wonderful job filling the holes.

Again, join me in welcoming Scott to the team when he arrives.