Tom Fitzgerald Biography
Tom Fitzgerald is an American Emmy award-winning journalist currently serving as a news anchor and reporter at FOX 5 News based in Washington, DC. He joined FOX 5 in 2003 after working several years at a TV station in New Jersey.
Tom Fitzgerald Education
Fitzgerald graduated in 1984, from Howell High School. He later joined William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the university’s School of Arts & Communications in 1989. RELATED: Louise Ransome
Tom Fitzgerald Age
How old is Tom? Tom is 55 years old as of 2023. He was born on August 8, 1968, in Howell Township, New Jersey, United States of America. His birthday is always celebrated on August 8th of every year.
Tom Fitzgerald Nationality and Ethnicity
Fitzgerald holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in Howell Township, New Jersey, United States. He belongs to the White-American ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.
Tom Fitzgerald Height
How tall is Fitzgerald? He stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) and maintains a body weight of 64 kg.
Tom Fitzgerald Family
Tom was born in Howell Township, New Jersey but came to Washington D.C. in 1975 when his sister enrolled here for college. He was born in a military family where his father worked in the Air Force. However, information regarding his family members including his parent’s and siblings’ names are currently under review. RELATED: Caitlin Roth
Tom Fitzgerald Wife
Is Tom married? Tom is happily married to his daughter Beth Parke. The couple got married in a private wedding ceremony attended by close friends and family members.
Tom Fitzgerald Salary
Tom serves as a news anchor and reporter at FOX 5 News based in Washington, DC. earns an estimated annual salary of $92,500.
Tom Fitzgerald Net Worth
Tom is an American Emmy award-winning journalist, news anchor and reporter with an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Tom Fitzgerald FOX 5 DC
Fitzgerald holds a prominent role as the anchor of “Fox 5 Morning Sunday,” the host of “Fox 5 On The Hill,” and as a reporter at WTTG-TV in Washington D.C. RELATED: Brian Kenny
In 2003, Fitzgerald made a significant career move by joining Fox Television’s WTTG in Washington, D.C. In his capacity there, he specializes in covering national political affairs, making him an invaluable asset to the Fox-owned and operated station situated in the heart of the U.S. capital. Notably, he offered comprehensive coverage of the Obama administration, participating in prime-time presidential news conferences held at the White House. His commitment to journalism was evident in his coverage of pivotal moments such as the extensive Supreme Court arguments over President Obama’s Health Care Reform Law and the landmark decision to strike down the Washington, D.C. gun ban.
Fitzgerald’s journey in the media world began in 1985 at WBJB-FM, an NPR radio affiliate located in Middletown Township, New Jersey. His initial roles included that of a newscaster and radio host. In 1990, he transitioned to TV34 News, where he served as a reporter in Monmouth County, New Jersey. During his six-year tenure, he covered a diverse range of topics such as the New Jersey House of Representatives, political campaigns, investigations into organized crime, and significant hurricane events.
In 1996, Fitzgerald played a pivotal role as one of the original on-air correspondents for News 12 New Jersey, the state’s pioneering 24-hour all-news television network, reaching over 1.8 million households. Within this role, he undertook reporting, and anchoring duties, and even hosted the political talk show “Roundtable.” His coverage extended to major events like the September 11 attacks, where he reported from both the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Additionally, Fitzgerald’s career encompassed in-depth reporting on several Republican and Democratic National Conventions. He was also entrusted with the responsibility of being the Jersey Shore Bureau Chief.
Fitzgerald’s reportorial prowess extended to investigative work, as he delved into exclusive stories uncovering issues within the aviation industry, prompting hearings in the United States House of Representatives. His comprehensive coverage portfolio included the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He occupied a prime spot at the Inaugural stand in the U.S. Capitol Building, reporting on the swearing-in ceremonies of both President Donald Trump in 2017 and President Joe Biden in 2021.