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Dana Hahn Joins WTTG as News Director

Dana Hahn will join WTTG-WDCA, Fox’s duopoly in Washington, D.C., as vice president and news director.

Hahn moves to D.C. from Detroit, where she has been vice president and news director at Fox-owned WJBK for 12 years. She began her career at Fox as WJBK’s broadcast operations coordinator in 1996.

“Dana led WJBK to the #1 position and under her leadership, maintained its role as the market leader for many years. Her creativity, signature style and news acumen is unmatched and I look forward to seeing her influence on our newscasts,” WTTG VP-GM Patrick Paolini said in a statement.

Hahn replaces Phil Metlin, who retired last month. More from WTTG after the jump. Read more

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After 21 Years with Fox, WTTG News Director Phil Metlin Announces Retirement

WTTG vice president and news director Phil Metlin has announced his retirement from the Fox O&O in Washington, D.C.

“I feel blessed to have had the chance to associate with so many great journalists over the past two decades here at FOX. Looking back, I am in awe of the things we witnessed together,” Metlin told TVSpy in a statement. “Great work was produced and I’m proud of what we accomplished. I wish nothing but the best for all my colleagues throughout the company.”

Before joining WTTG in 2010, Metlin was news director at two other Fox owned stations, WTXF in Philadelphia and WTVT in Tampa.

“I would like to thank Phil for his 21 years of outstanding service and dedication to FTS,” WTTG vice president and general manager Patrick Paolini said. “He has been a valued member of our team and I’d like to wish him well in the next chapter of his life.”

Tony Perkins, Wisdom Martin Promoted at WTTG

WTTG has officially promoted Tony Perkins and Wisdom Martin to morning anchor positions, the Washington, DC Fox O&O announced today.

Perkins will co-anchor from 7 to 10 a.m. alongside Allison Seymour, while Martin will co-anchor from 4:30 to 7 a.m. with Sarah Simmons. Both Perkins and Martin have held these roles on a temporary basis since earlier this year; Perkins replaced Steve Chenevey in January, while Martin replaced Gurvir Dhindsa in March.

“We are pleased to welcome Tony and Wisdom into these new roles on our FOX 5 morning newscasts,” WTTG vice president and news director Phil Metlin said in a statement. “They are both seasoned journalists, who are widely respected in this market.”

Sports Director Dave Feldman Leaving WTTG

After 12 years at WTTG, sports director Dave Feldman is leaving the Washington, DC Fox O&O. His last day will be May 30.

“Dave has an incredible work ethic and will be remembered for the quality sports coverage he delivered to WTTG viewers for the last 12 years,” WTTG vice president and news director Phil Metlin told TVSpy. “We wish him the best of luck in his new job; he will be missed.”

Feldman, a California native, began his career at KCBS radio in San Francisco. His first job in television was at KTIV in Sioux City, IA. He has also worked at Orange County News Channel and ESPN. Read more