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