Fox 32’s Tisha Lewis going home to D.C.

Tisha Lewis

Tisha Lewis

After more than four years as a reporter and fill-in news anchor at Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32, Tisha Lewis is leaving to join the Fox station in Washington, D.C.

WTTG-TV is expected to announce her hiring later this month, sources said. The move will mark a homecoming for Lewis, who grew up outside of Washington in northern Virginia.

Tisha Lewis and Roger Ailes

Tisha Lewis and Roger Ailes

A protégé of Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes and one of the first to be accepted into the Roger Ailes Apprentice program at Fox News, Lewis joined Fox 32 in 2011 from WXIN-TV, the Fox affiliate in Indianapolis.

“Having Mr. Ailes as a mentor is priceless,” Lewis said in a 2014 interview on the talent diversity and mentor program. “That was definitely something that really helped guide me when I was navigating this journey to transition from being behind-the-scenes to being on air. To this day, I’m still in touch with Mr. Ailes.”

She previously worked at two stations in South Florida, WSFL-TV and WTVJ-TV, and was a segment producer for Fox News. She got her start at age 14 on Black Entertainment Television as a co-host and correspondent on “Teen Summit.” Lewis graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Her last day at Fox 32 will be June 17.