WASHINGTON, DC – Tony Perkins and Wisdom Martin have been named anchors of WTTG's morning newscasts. In his new post, Perkins will co-anchor weekdays from 7a.m. - 10 a.m. alongside Allison Seymour and Martin will team up weekdays from 4:35 a.m. -7 a.m. with Sarah Simmons.
"We are pleased to welcome Tony and Wisdom into these new roles on our FOX 5 morning newscasts," said Phil Metlin, the station's vice president and news director. "They are both seasoned journalists, who are widely respected in this market by our viewers."
Perkins said he is excited about his new position on FOX 5's morning team.
"This is something I've wanted to do for a long time," he said. "I adore Allison Seymour and love working with her everyday. I truly believe we have the best team in morning television and I am humbled and honored to be a part of it."
Perkins previously served as co-anchor of FOX 5's weekday 9 a.m. newscast with Seymour, and has contributed to the morning weekday newscast in various capacities. He returned to FOX 5 in 2006, after serving as a weather forecaster and feature reporter for ABC's "Good Morning America." Perkins, who graduated from American University, has also served as Fox Morning New's weather personality.
Martin also shared his sentiments about being promoted.
"This a tremendous opportunity for me personally and professionally," he said. "I'm excited to join the morning team and work alongside such a talented group of people."
Previously, Martin served as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for WTTG. Prior to FOX 5, he was a weekend anchor and reporter for four years in Nashville, TN at WKRN-TV. In addition, Martin who graduated from Jackson State University, has held reporter positions with KSEE (Fresno, CA), WRAL (Raleigh, NC) and CNN Headline News (Atlanta).