Fox is adding a new national morning show to its roster at 9 a.m. on Jan. 22, when it plucks Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy from FOX News Channel’s Dayside, and gives them the The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet.
This is a NY-based show, but both TV personalities have been reporters in L.A. in their past lives: Jerrick hosted a news show for 10 years in the 80s and raised his daughters in Pacific Palisades, while Huddy reported for KADY-TV in Ventura early in her career.
And both tell FBLA that they have a strong affinity for this fair (OK, these days, freezing) land of ours. But you can’t trust the media. So we put these talking heads to the test, asking them to riff — morning show style — on the stories that matter most to Angelenos. Here’s what they said:
Lindsay Lohan: “I would make this take as a father as two young ladies in their 20s, and I would be rooting for her. She’s got a wild family,” Jerrick says.
Huddy chimes in: “The mom, from everything I’ve heard, there doesn’t seem to be anything reigning the girl in. How is she supposed to turn out when she has mom and dad encouraging chaos?”
Huddy: “When Britney Spears had a picture taken of her, holding her baby in the front seat, Mike and I were on air, dissing her. Her father called our control room, distraught. And it brought me down to reality. This is a human being. It was a wake-up call. She’s a kid.
Jerrick: “A lot television has turned young people’s lives into a sport. I hope she comes out of it well.”