Why did Allison Seymour leave FOX 5?

The broadcast journalist bid farewell to the television network that has been her home for the past 21 years.

Allison Seymour left FOX 5 after 21 years of being a staple broadcast journalist. The television network bid farewell to the journalist and thanked her for all of her work. Allison started her television career working behind the scenes at ABC News. She started working for FOX 5 in 1999, where she was a general assignment reporter for the evening news. In addition to the evening news, she was also a health reporter, a noon and mid-day anchor.

On her last day at FOX 5, Allison made an announcement on live television with tears in her eyes. “This is not an easy announcement to make, but after 21 years (almost!) with the FOX 5 family, the time has come for me to say goodbye and, most importantly, a heartfelt thank you,” she said. The decision was not an easy one for her to make, but she had to do what was best for her and her family. “For more than two decades, you have been with me through my marriage, through the birth of my children, my big fiftieth birthday celebration, and the passing of my parents. Well, FOX 5 and you, the viewer, you’ve helped me through all of it,” she added.

Her husband, Mark Clarke, was also released from Howard University’s 96.3 WHUR on the same day as his wife. “In less than two years, they made a decision to let us go, which was weird. Me and my lovely wife, Allison Seymour, one of the most popular personalities on the market,” he said in a video. “If you can’t sell Allison Seymour in Washington DC, then something is wrong and something was wrong, so they let us go,” he added, claiming that it was not about ratings.