Fox-owned WTTG has named Mike Thomas evening meteorologist, succeeding Sue Palka who retired. Thomas will report the weather for the 5, 6:30, 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts.
Claire Anderson joins the station on April 18 to replace Thomas in his previous role on the 4-6 a.m. weekday newscasts and will contribute reporting on various topics for Fox 5 Morning and Good Day DC.
Thomas said: “I grew up in the D.C. area watching Sue Palka report the weather. She is the best in the business and I am honored to carry on her legacy and for the opportunity to bring my weather knowledge to my hometown, my family, and our viewers every night. I am passionate about the weather in our region and I am excited to bring the same energy I have brought to the morning show for the past eight years, to the best evening news team in D.C.”
Most recently, Anderson was a meteorologist for KIRO Seattle. Prior to this, she was a meteorologist for KOIN Portland, Ore. Previously, Anderson spent two years as a weather anchor and reporter for KCOY-KKFX in Santa Barbara, Calif. Before that, she served as a weekend weather anchor and MMJ at KRTV-KXLH Helena, Mont.