Meteorologist Sue Palka Announces Retirement After 36 Years at FOX5

Sue Palka, one of the longest running anchors in DC television history, announced live on the air Wednesday night that she will be “stepping back” from her duties in March.

Palka, FOX5’s chief meteorologist, will end her 36+ year run on March 23 she announced on the Ten O’Clock News much to the surprise of her fellow anchors. She will contribute occasional feature reporting after that.

Palka, 66, was born in Erie, Pa. but has lived in Montgomery County for over 30 years. She is a six-time Emmy winner and had a small part in the 1989 movie, “The War of the Roses.”

FOX5 moved its headquarters to downtown Bethesda in 2020 after decades in Friendship Heights.

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