WFLD News Director Steps Down

By Kevin Eck 

Tom Doerr, news director of Chicago Fox-owned station WFLD, has stepped down for “family reasons.”

“I have decided to leave Chicago and go back to Florida for personal family reasons,” said Doerr in a statement. “My time at Fox 32 has been a fantastic experience and that also goes for my entire time with the Fox Television Stations Group. It has been a rewarding six plus years and I will treasure these relationships. Now, it is back to work. We have accomplished a lot, but we have a lot more to do.”

“We thank Tom for his leadership over the past three years as we continue to build Fox32 News and for helping us develop a highly engaged audience,” said Dennis Welsh, WFLD VP and GM. “We wish him success and happiness as he returns to the Sunshine State. Tom will stay on as News Director through the end of April, which will give us time to find a great replacement.”

Doerr was named news director in February 2013. He had been ND at Fox’s Houston station KRIV since 2009 and was vp and station manager of CBS-owned WFOR in Miami before that.