Tony McEwing Wiki, Biography
Fox 11 star Tony McEwing, 67, recently announced his retirement after working as a presenter for 43 years. He revealed the news on air and said that he has updated the public with the latest happenings around the world in the last 30 years. McEwing said that he feels honored and blessed to have had such a successful career. He added:
“But of course, nothing lasts forever, and I think the time has come for me to finally hang up the mic after a journey that has spanned 43 years in all.”
McEwing will make his final appearance on February 3. He revealed in an interview that the exit plan was made a few years ago, but he decided to continue after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tony hasn’t revealed anything about what he plans to do next. However, he said that now he is satisfied because he will have time to sleep, unlike before when he had to wake up early.
“I don’t have to get up at half past zero at night. Getting up at 2 and 3 in the morning gets harder as you get older.”
Fox 11 interim news director Pete Wilgoren said in a statement that Tony McEwing was an important part of the newsroom and “a huge part of the fabric of this community.” Wilgoren added that his colleagues will always remember him for his impeccable work over the years.
Tony McEwing joined KTTV Fox 11 in 1993
Born in the mid-1950s, Tony graduated in 1981 from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a master’s degree in editorial broadcasting. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education and then entered Law School.
He came to Fox 11 in 1993 and his half-hour special, Songs of Our Success, became popular with the audience. He received an Emmy Award for Songs of Our Success and received seven Emmy Awards throughout his career. RTNA Southern California also honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tony McEwing hosted another half-hour special called Mission of Hope, based on LA Mission’s long-standing rehabilitation program for the homeless.
He is also known as the co-host of Good Day L.A. with Araksya Karapetyan, which premiered on June 18, 1993 and aired from 5 am to 10 am. Other featured presenters include Soumada Khan, Stu Mundel, Maria Quiban, Amanda Salas, Brooke Thomas and Sandra Endo. The show’s segments are associated with traffic, weather, entertainment, and more.
His successful television career has earned him a net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. He is active on Twitter with around 34,600 followers, Instagram with 16,770 followers, and Facebook with more than 21,000 followers.