Jan Fox

Jan Fox calls her self “retired.” After 18 years as one of WUSA TV 9′s award winning reporter/anchors, Jan has actually started two more exciting jobs as part of her latest quest for fun and new opportunities.

She is now the Manager of National Partnerships of Billy Casper Golf at Tyson’s corner. The group owns or manages 100 courses around the country which gives Jan plenty of places to play her favorite game IF she ever really retires.

Jan still has her hand in the media business as an Executive Communication Coach with The Communication Center in Washington, D.C. For more than 25 years, the firm has provided coaching, training and strategic planning to most of the top companies and corporations in the country.

In April 1995 Fox launched “Nine Wants You to Know,” a popular series on news you can use reports. The very busy consumers’ unit looked to save you money, to make your life simpler, and to steer you away from bogus deals. Fox uncovered numerous scams but her true love was bringing you news you can use: easy home repairs, tax law changes, hot beauty tips, the best buy on roses, and consignment shopping hints.

Fox and her dedicated consumer Unit were nationally recognized in June 2000 by the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators for Excellence in Continuing Education on the local level. Their dedication to the safety of child passengers won them the 2000 Virginia Governor’s Award for Transportation Safety. This award derives from her part as a team member of the Washington Area Child Passenger Safety Team which was the model by which other American cities have built their car seat programs.

Fox was an Anchor and Reporter for the 6 and 11:00 P.M. news for the number-one rated WCSH-TV (NBC) in Portland, Maine. During that time, Fox produced the state’s first hour-long program on AIDS, which was honored by awards from Maine Association of Broadcasters and Maine Associated Press.

From 1981 to 1985, Fox worked for WCVB-TV in Boston where she hosted the weekly Emmy Award-winning news/entertainment program “New England Sunday” and was a field reporter for the “Good Day Show.” Before she entered broadcasting, Fox taught school in Massachusetts, Missouri and Germany. She also taught graduate level courses to teachers. In addition, she was Director of the outreach program for Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jan has won three Emmy awards. Her first here in DC was for a feature story called Kiss and Ride about a 3 grader who stood at the Kiss and rd Ride to see if passengers really smooched the driver before hopping out. The answer is yes, but “old people kiss shorter than young people. Her second Emmy was for the coveted and competitive category of investigative Reporting. The third was a station wide Emmy for Community Service highlighting her year’s work on making sure your children were riding in safely installed car seats.

Jan is especially grateful to each and every viewer who tuned into the Morning Show; grateful for all the stories sent her way, and blessed by all those who trusted her to get it right.

Fox holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Evangel College in Springfield, MO. She obtained her master degree in Humanistic Studies from Lesley College.