Dave Feldman leaving Fox 5

Dave Feldman, the longtime sports director and anchor at WTTG Fox 5, is leaving the station to return to his home market in Northern California. His last day will be next Wednesday.

Multiple sources told me that Feldman’s next stop will be at CSN Bay Area, where he’ll be reunited in some manner with 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, his one-time basketball teammate at Palo Alto High.

Feldman came to WTTG as an anchor in 2000 after working in several capacities at ESPN. He’s been the station’s sports director since 2001, making him one of the longest-serving TV sports personalities in the market.

A WTTG spokesman told TVSpy that “an extensive search is underway for Feldman’s replacement,” according to that site, which broke the Feldman news. “In the interim,” TVSpy reported, “WTTG sportscasters Lindsay Murphy and Dave Ross will fill in.”

Feldman is at least the fourth high-profile D.C. sports anchor to leave the local sports market in the past year. WRC’s Lindsay Czarniak went to ESPN, Brett Haber left WUSA and joined the Tennis Channel, and Comcast SportsNet’s Russ Thaler went to NBC Sports Network.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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