Fox 5 Traffic Anchor Erin Como Took on a New Role With the Station

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Dec. 11 2023, Published 11:31 a.m. ET

The Gist:

  • Erin Como has been the traffic anchor at Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. since 2015.
  • In October 2023, Erin announced that she would be moving to a new role with the network.
  • The new role would mean she wouldn't have to wake up quite so early in the morning.
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TV anchors can work pretty brutal and unusual schedules, and that's especially true of morning anchors. They often have to get up at obscenely early hours to help the rest of America prepare for their days. Erin Como, the traffic anchor with Fox 5 in Washington, D.C., has been doing the job for eight years, and getting up early every morning as a result.

As 2023 nears its end, many viewers have noticed that Erin is no longer offering regular traffic updates. They want to know why she is no longer the face of D.C. traffic for Fox 5. Keep reading for all of the details.

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What happened to Erin Como from Fox 5?

In a post on Instagram from October 2023, Erin announced that her career with Fox 5 would be changing.

"It’s been a great ride covering your morning commute around the DMV for the past 8 years as the traffic anchor on @fox5dc," she wrote in the post. "A huge thank you to everyone for the support and love. The time has come for me to ditch the early alarm clock and shift my career focus."

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Naturally, this announcement led to some concern that Erin would be leaving Fox 5 altogether. Thankfully, that isn't the case. She'll be sticking with Fox 5, but she's going to take on some new responsibilities.

"I’m so happy to announce I’m staying with my amazing Fox 5 DC family!" she continued. "You can still catch me on Fox 5 co-hosting LION Lunch Hour, appearing on Good Day DC, DMV Zone, and look for my fun feature content — including more Cooking With Como — across our platforms!"

Erin has been the traffic anchor since she joined Fox 5 in 2015.

The news that Erin would be taking on a new role was a shock to some viewers, in part because she has been the traffic anchor since she joined the network in 2015. Erin is a 2006 graduate of Temple University, where she double majored in broadcast journalism and English.

While some fans were disappointed that Erin was moving to a new role, many also congratulated her for taking on a new challenge.

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"I already miss your face on the news SO much!" one person wrote in the comments under her announcement. "Also, I always liked the fact that you were from my hometown area (I grew up in Drexel Hill, PA), and I will really miss seeing you on Fox 5. Best of luck to all your future endeavors. The sky is the limit for you, and don't ever forget that!!"

Thankfully, fans don't have to go that far to continue watching Erin if they're interested.

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