Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thomas Drayton leaves Fox 29

Thomas Drayton said goodbye to Fox 29 last Friday after five years with the station.

Thomas Drayton leaves Fox 29

Thomas Drayton
Thomas Drayton

Thomas Drayton said goodbye to Fox 29 last Friday after five years with the station. The former nighttime anchor (and Sexy Single, of course) replaced Dave Huddleston at the desk in 2008.

“It has been a pleasure. You guys are unbelievable, talented, wonderful to work with,” Drayton told "Good Day Philadelphia's" Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones.

"We want to thank Thomas for his many contributions to our station, as he was an important part of our news team for several years. We wish him success in the future," Jim Driscoll, vice president and news director, said in statement.

Drayton was moved from the evening slot to the 4:30 to 6 a.m. shift in May. He was replaced by relative newcomer Iain Page. At the time, reps from Fox told me that they were just switching about the schedule, but sources within the station voiced concerns about Drayton's job. A rep from Fox says their split with Drayton was amicable.

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Drayton, who spent much of his childhood in Pemberton Township, N.J., has not announced where he's going next.

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