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Joe Toohey ‘10 has been named as one of Cleveland Magazine’s 30 Most Interesting People of 2021. A Fox 8 News co-anchor in Cleveland, Toohey was a former Meet the Press Fellowship recipient at John Carroll and a five-year producer of the show.

Hailing from Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, Toohey spent his first five years post-graduation in Washington, D.C., before taking a trip to the opposite side of the camera. In 2016, Toohey moved from D.C. to New York, where he supplemented his broadcasting career as an anchor and chief political reporter for Fox 5 New York. Toohey rediscovered his love for Cleveland and began working at Fox 8 in the summer of 2020.

Toohey commented on his Meet the Press Fellowship and Tim Russert’s legacy in Cleveland Magazine’s profile, stating, “Tim was the model political journalist and the one-of-a-kind professional and gentleman I always strive to be.”


Read more about Toohey’s selection via Cleveland Magazine here.