Thomas Drayton, who last anchored at Fox's station in Sacramento, lands next week at Fox29, where he'll anchor its news at 5 p.m. (with Kerri-Lee Halkett) and 10 p.m. (with Dawn Stensland). He replaces Dave Huddleston, whose contract was not renewed.
His actual on-air date has not been announced, but will be sometime next week. His last day at Fox in Sacramento was last Thursday.
Drayton, who tells me he's in his early 30s, is well-traveled. He spent his elementary and middle school years in Pemberton Township, N.J., because his father was in the Army. The family moved to Colorado. He did his undergrad at Pepperdine in Malibu. His first TV job was in Colorado and he freelanced in Puerto Rico.
Drayton -- he's a "Thomas" though he will answer to "Tom" or "Tommy," by the way -- says his goal is to start a nonprofit foundation to give scholarships to needy kids.