Tony Perkins Biography, Wiki, Career, Age, Family, and Net Worth

Tony Perkins Wiki

Tony Perkins is an American television news anchor best known for his work as ABC’s Good Morning America’s weather caster. He is currently a weekday evening anchor for FOX 5 News at 10 pm on WTTG in Washington, D.C.

Tony Perkins Biography

Perkins holds an American University (1981) Bachelor of Arts degree. From 1983 to 1993, Perkins was a professional stand-up comedian who appeared in clubs and universities across the nation. He started his career as a desk assistant for the Washington office of ABC News.

From 1985 to 1992, he served as a producer and on-air contributor to WKYS-FM’s The Donnie Simpson Show in Washington, D.C. He hosted and created DC20 Breakaway for WDCA in Washington from 1986 to 1988. From 1993 to 1999, he worked at WTTG in Washington as a weather presenter and from 1998 to 1999 he co-anchored Fox Morning News.

When he entered ABC’s Good Morning America where his catchphrase was “the weather in your neighborhood” to switch it over to the local climate. He was a substitute for Spencer Christian, who moved to San Francisco in 1999 to do KGO-TV’s weather. In late 2005, he left Good Morning America to return to Washington’s WTTG. Mike Barz succeeded him on GMA.

New York native Tony Perkins, 59, stated in a January 15 Facebook post that he is leaving Fox 5 DC. There’s nothing negative about his departure—he’s not being fired, nor is he leaving on bad terms—it’s just the close of one chapter in his career. As he writes to his fans, “I have decided the time has come for me to move on from Fox 5.” His final morning broadcasts on Fox 5 DC will be on January 18 and 19.

His regular viewers are, of course, sad to see him go. They have nonetheless congratulated and thanked him for his stellar work on the network. Among the many well-wishers singing his praise is Fox 5 General Manager Patrick Paolini Jr., who tweeted a heartfelt thanks for his work at the station. Perkins’ Fox 5 colleague Sue Palka also praised him on social media. Palka and Perkins have worked together since he joined the station and Perkins said he learned a lot from her. His other Fox 5 colleague, Allison Seymour, also thanked him and applauded him

It’s too soon to miss Perkins yet. Although we won’t see him on Fox 5 DC, we’ll still hear him. He will continue his radio gig on The Donnie Simpson Show on Majic 102.3/92.7 as usual. Before he was a news anchor, Perkins started his career as a stand-up comedian and enjoyed it for a decade. During that time, he also served as producer and an on-air contributor to The Donnie Simpson Show until 1992.

He occasionally guested on radio shows over the years but his chemistry with Donnie Simpson was missed. Fortunately for the show’s longtime fans, Perkins returned to the radio show in December 2017. With the radio show airing in the weekday 3:00-7:00 p.m. timeslot, Perkins moved his Fox 5 broadcast hours from evenings to Friday and Saturday morning shows. Perkins is far from retiring. He hasn’t announced any immediate plans to return to the TV broadcast. Instead, he’s going to focus on The Donnie Simpson Show, his “true passion” as Sue Palka called it.

“Getting back together with Donnie is literally a dream come true,” said Perkins. “We’ve talked about the possibility many times over the years, but the timing was just never right. But every time I’ve joined Donnie on the air during these recent years, we’ve always had a blast. Even more importantly, my son is growing up fast and as it stands now, I don’t get home before midnight. I missed a lot of dinners, homework and ball games. This move allows me to continue to anchor at Fox, join Donnie on the radio and be part of my son’s school and activities. I couldn’t be more blessed.”

“Although we will miss having Tony on our air each day, we are very happy Tony will have an opportunity to fulfill one of his passions and sit side by side with Donnie Simpson, another D.C. legend on MAJIC 102.3/92.7,” Fox 5 and Fox 5 Plus Vice President and General Manager Patrick Paolini said. “We are also thrilled Tony will continue to be part of our Fox 5 family each week on Friday and Saturday mornings and on special assignments.”

A Washington, D.C., legend and former Good Morning Weather anchor Tony Perkins has stepped down from the desk at WTTG. Perkins made the announcement on his Facebook page yesterday. “I have been a part of the Fox 5 DC family for TWENTY YEARS (!), and my colleagues here have been just that….family. It is impossible to overstate how significant those relationships have been to me. I am SO THANKFUL for them.”

After launching the 9 p.m. show on Fox 5 DC Plus with Shawn Yancy, Perkins cut back his hours at the station. He hosts a local talk radio show daily from 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays. Colleagues expressed gratitude to the longtime anchor on social media when they heard the news. Perkins last show will be Saturday morning.

Tony Perkins Age

He was born on 25 August 1959 in New York, New York, United States.

Tony Perkins Family

Perkins was born to Constance Bellamy and Tommy Perkins. He married Rhonda Perkins who was Introduced to the industry at an early age, She is an accomplished Management Rights Consultant who brings a strategic, yet personable approach to the buying and selling process.

Selling Management Rights since 2005, I have built a reputation for my proven ability to listen to client’s needs, guiding buyers to their dream business and assisting sellers to a smooth, stress-free settlement. Always putting integrity first, I have enjoyed the trust and loyalty of repeat buyers and sellers and maintained long-standing associations with many respected industry professionals.

My knowledge of locations, value, property types, pricing, building styles and exceptional understanding of the market stems from long term involvement, sincere interest, and perspective gained from the personal experience of having owned and operated five Management Rights businesses and assisting property developers to establish new Management Rights since the early 1980s.

She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Certificate IV in Real Estate, a Certificate IV in Body Corporate Management and has been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 1986. I also co-ordinated the first Management Rights Training Course for GCIT, Queensland and was a Course Presenter at the TAFE and REIQ courses and industry seminars for several years.