Tony McEwing is an iconic anchor on KTTV-TV’s FOX 11 Los Angeles. For almost 30 years, L.A. residents have watched his calming demeanor deliver the news every morning. However, the veteran anchor announced his departure while he was on air on January 18, 2023. Tony McEwing is leaving KTTV in the coming weeks. And here’s what the veteran anchor said about his exit from FOX 11 News.
Tony McEwing to Exit KTTV
Tony McEwing attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and graduated with a master’s degree in editorial broadcasting in 1981. He previously went to law school and earned a BS in Education in 1978.
Before joining KTTV, McEwing was already a fixture on KXTV News ABC 10 in Sacramento for 12 years. He has also worked as a correspondent for WDSU News in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In June 1993, the veteran journalist relocated to Los Angeles and joined KTTV. He co-anchors Good Day L.A. from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with Araksya Karapetyan.
Throughout his time at FOX 11 Los Angeles, McEwing received seven Emmy Awards. Additionally, he was nominated for a National Daytime Emmy for his half-hour documentary Mission of Hope, highlighting the Los Angeles Mission’s year-long rehabilitation program for the homeless.
The Radio and Television News Association (RTNA) of Southern California also gave McEwing a Lifetime Achievement Award. His award-winning special show, Songs of our Success, was highly appreciated by many.
McEwing is deeply involved with the community, going above and beyond his job at FOX 11 News, and has been volunteering in the area for decades. But now, the longtime anchor has announced he is exiting the station.
During a live broadcast on January 18, 2023, Tony McEwing announced he’s leaving KTTV and Good Day L.A. The veteran anchor that it’s time for him to retire from the broadcasting industry
Although McEwing has not announced his official last day, he will be at the station for a few more weeks.