Sue Palka Announces Retirement From Weather Duties at Fox 5

by MCS Staff

The legendary Sue Palka has 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.

Palka’s last day will be March 23, so her weather reports will help us get through the rest of this winter. 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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Bendix20 January 13, 2022 - 11:15 am

I have watched her for decades. Will definitely miss seeing her.

michael epstein January 13, 2022 - 8:06 pm

sue, you were certainly the premier weather person. i watched you before cable and after. good luck to you . you will be missed.


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