Joe Toohey joined Fox 5 as a reporter in February 2016.
Prior to joining the team, Joe was a producer for NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he covered some of the biggest political stories and national headlines over the last 5 years. While working in D.C. for “Meet the Press” he enjoyed the opportunity to produce interviews with major political and cultural figures -- including past presidents, leading government officials, and traveling to rallies and debates to cover the current election cycle.
Some of Joe’s favorite assignments included producing Chuck Todd’s first sit down interview with Donald Trump on his private jet in Iowa, traveling to Nebraska and South Dakota to interview voters directly impacted by the Keystone XL pipeline, and flying a drone over a field in southern Virginia for a story about abandoned presidential monuments.
Joe was raised outside of Pittsburgh, PA and considers himself an avid Steelers fan, if you won’t hold it against him. He graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in Communications where he received the Tim Russert Fellowship, allowing him to jumpstart his career at the late Russert’s iconic news program. He looks forward to putting his background in politics and passionate interest in all things outer-space and technology to good use here in New York.