Fox 5 Begins ‘Salute to Sue Palka’ As She Prepares For Her Retirement

by MCS Staff

“We know you don’t like it when we “disappear” so that’s why we’re giving you this heads up. My last day will be March 23, so I’m going to help get you through the winter,” Sue said during the initial announcement of her retirement.

Fox 5 has started its “Salute to Sue Palka” tribute.

The legendary Local meteorologist announced that she will be retiring from her weather duties at Fox 5, where she has been for 36.5 years.

Fox 5’s Chief Meteorologist began her career in Richmond in 1983 before being hired by Fox 5 in 1985– and place she has remained for over three and a half decades.

“Maury Povich and James Adams anchored our only newscast at 10 pm and Ronald Reagan was the President. I’ve been here so long I’ve seen the Brood X cicadas emerge three times!” said Palka in the announcement from Fox 5.

After she steps down from her current role, she’ll continue to make appearances, per the request of Fox 5 general manager Patrick Paolini.

Palka, a longtime Gaithersburg resident, will certainly be missed.


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