Last Updated on December 27, 2023, 3:23 pm
Tom Foty has been a news anchor, reporter, manager, and technology consultant at CBS News Radio since 1997.
Tom Foty, a longtime CBS News radio Washington anchor and reporter, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2023. He was 77 years old at the time of his passing. He was a longtime radio news anchor, reporter, manager, and technology consultant.
Who was Tom Foty?
Tom Forty was an anchor, reporter, manager, and technology consultant at CBS News Radio since 1997. He was born in Budapest and fled with his family to America after the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution after the Soviets destroyed his home.
He studied at City College of New York, where he served as News Director and General Manager of its radio station while working as a stringer for the New York Daily News, the Associated Press, and 1010 WINS. He joined United Press International’s radio network in 1973. He was promoted from editor and reporter to Washinton Bureau Manager and Executive Editor of UPI Radio. He left this post in 1984 and joined NBC News Radio as deputy Washington Bureau Chief. He was entrusted with the responsibility for the purchase and operation of their first computer.
He then joined Unistar Radio Network as a News Manager while also serving as a consultant to other news organizations, including the BBC, USA Today Sky Radio, and ABC News Radio, for launching their IT Systems. He co-founded AudioCenter Productions, which was one of the first internet streaming services. In 1997, Foty joined WTOP Washington DC as a reporter and technical advisor and also served at CBS News Radio in 1998. He worked at WTOP from 1997 through 2005 and was one of the early editors of wtop.com, which launched in 1996. He is regarded by his CBS colleagues as a “super utility player” for his multi-tasking in reporting and anchoring.
What happened to Tom Foty?
Tom Foty passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2023. He was 77 years old at the time of his tragic demise. The sad news was confirmed by his colleague, Peter King. The family has yet to release an official statement regarding his passing. As of this moment, the cause of his untimely death is unknown.
The circumstances of his death may have been shrouded in mystery, but it has left a hole in the hearts of the community nevertheless. We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and fans. May he rest in peace.
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