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Former Staffer Alleges a String of Poor Decisions Made By Fox 5 Management

The changes at WNYW/Channel 5 since last July could fill a book. While it has become a revolving door in the evening, one constant has been the “other anchor.”

That would be Dari Alexander, who remains on set at 5 and 10 p.m., no matter if it’s with Ernie Anastos, Greg Kelly, or Steve Lacy. Readers of FishbowlNY have been leaving comments since the summertime anchor debacle about her ability.

Related: FishbowlNY, Major Anchor Changes Come to Fox 5

For example, last week, Alexander was caught inadvertently calling “sitting shiva” for Mayor Ed Koch as “shitting” shiva.

That led to these remarks on the posting:

Dari seems like a nice person, but speaking strictly on her work, she is easily the worst anchor in NYC. Completely [miscast].

Sad to say, she is horrible!

The sentiment about Alexander extends well beyond a handful of disgruntled viewers.

A former colleague who worked with Alexander tells FishbowlNY that her work ethic was non-existent.

“I’ve never worked with anybody who does less preparation before she gets on the air.” [She] seems to not really care where the show is going next or what’s really happening. [Alexander] just seems to be absolutely unaffected and oblivious to the consequences of that,” the former colleague says. “It was so strange. I had never worked with anybody like that.”

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Heather Nauert and Juliet Huddy Swap Roles with Fox

It’s not exactly Freaky Friday, but a pair of anchors within the Fox family are switching roles. First off, WNYW/Channel 5 early morning anchor Heather Nauert is heading back to Fox News. The Good Day Early Call and Good Day New York Wake Up co-anchor is rejoining the news network for a third time as part of Fox and Friends. Nauert worked for Fox News from 1998 to 2005, and returned in 2007.

Neuert tweeted yesterday:
returning to my roots @ Fox News Channel. Love it but always missing @StevenLacy @InesRosales @mikewoodsfox5 @rosannascotto

While she heads back to Fox News, her successor alongside Steve Lacy is Juliet Huddy, a tipster tells FishbowlNY. Viewers will recall Huddy as co-host of the Fox syndicated Mike and Juliet show. It aired on from 2007 to 2009 on Channel 5. Juliet’s younger brother is WNYW reporter John Huddy.

A WNYW spokesperson couldn’t confirm Huddy’s status at Channel 5 except that she has been doing several fill-in shifts.

The Spaghetti Cat Clarification

This was from our tip box:

Spaghetti cat: You say it “… isn’t trivializing for a news show.” It’s not a news show. Stop confusing most Fox programming for news. From the show’s own description: “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet features a unique mix of celebrity interviews, audience participation and engaging segments about topics relating to viewers’ lives. Hosts Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy lend their dynamic personalities to discussions about hot topics in pop culture; family-focused subjects such as women’s health, fashion, parenting and relationships; and general entertainment. The program is broadcast live from the FOX studios in New York, Monday through Friday.

Yeah, you caught us. We were confusing Mornings with Mike and Juliet with Good Day LA – both of which we used the term ‘news show’ as sarcastically as possible. Mike and Juliet have run promos where their is late breaking ‘news’ coverage. Or we could be confusing it with Maury.

Our sister site TVNewser noted that there is now the Spaghetti Cat page on Cafe Press.

So now it’s official: more people have seen the bleep photo than the show it came from.

It’s The Simpsons to The Tracy Ullman Show.

Fox’s New Morning Show — How They’ll Cover the Stories That Mean the Most to Los Angeles

huddyjerrick.jpgFox 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?”

Jerrick: “Right.

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.”

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