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Alex Holley Joins WTXF As Co-Host of ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

Alex Holley is joining WTXF, the Fox-owned station in Philadelphia, as co-host of “Good Day Philadelphia.” Holley will co-anchor alongside Mike Jerrick beginning later this summer, replacing Shinelle Jones, who signed off in March.

Holley, who joins WTXT from WMBF in Myrtle Beach, stopped by “Good Day Philadelphia” yesterday. Watch:

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‘Good Day Philadelphia’ Anchors Were Off to See The Wizard This Morning

Calling their portrayal, “very accurate” the actress playing Dorothy in the new stage production of the “Wizard of Oz” visited the set of Good Day Philadelphia.

Danielle Wade was talking about the WTXF anchors dressing up like The Cowardly Lion (Mike Jerrick), The Tin Man (Quentin Harris) and Dorothy (Jennaphr Frederick) and dancing and singing, which is code for hopping around and half shouting in unison.

A special treat? Besides hearing Wade’s rendition of “Over the Rainbow,” watch as Harris’ Tin Man grips his pants as though he’s fearful they may drop at any second.

Lucy Noland Named Evening Anchor for WTXF

lucy noland croppedPhiladelphia FOX owned station WTXF has named Lucy Noland evening anchor.

“Lucy is one of the smartest anchors  I’ve ever worked with,” Jim Driscoll, WTXF VP and news director said in a statement. “She brings an energy and passion for storytelling that I believe will truly resonate with our viewers.”

Last week, WTXF evening anchor Kerry Barrett was moved to mornings. Noland will anchor the station’s 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts.

Noland last worked as an anchor at KNBC in Los Angeles. She has also worked at KHOU in Houston, FOX’s owned stations in New York (WNYW) and Detroit (WJBK), KIMO in Anchorage, AK, KFSN in Frenso, CA, and KGO in San Francisco, and KJEO in Fresno.

Kerry Barrett to Join ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

barrett_wtxf croppedFOX Philadelphia anchor Kerry Barrett is moving to Good Day Philadelphia after her return from maternity leave.

A spokesperson for FOX owned WTXF confirmed the move first reported by philly.com. She is expected to return sometime this summer.

Barrett will anchor alongside Chris Murphy from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m. and report from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Barrett joined WTXF in 2008 as a freelance reporter in 2008. Before she left for maternity leave, she was an evening anchor.

Sheinelle Jones Says an Emotional Goodbye to ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

Sheinelle Jones tearfully bid farewell to WTXF and her co-anchor, Mike Jerrick, on “Good Day Philadelphia” this morning.

Jones, who is signing off to spend more time with her family, read Jerrick some of the lyrics to “For Good,” a song from the Broadway show “Wicked.” “I know I am who I am today because I knew you,” Jones read to her equally emotional co-anchor. Watch:

Sheinelle Jones Leaving WTXF for Her Kids

Sheinelle Jones, co-anchor of “Good Morning Philadelphia” said goodbye to viewers last week.

“At the end of this month, after almost 9 years here, I am leaving Good Day to go be with my kids,” Jones told viewers on Friday’s “Good Day.”

Jones joined FOX owned Philadelphia station WTXF in 2005 as a general assignment reporter. Before coming to WTXF she worked at KOKI in Tulsa, OK. She has also worked at WICS in Springfield, IL.

A FOX spokesperson told TVSpy, Jones’ last day will be March 28.

WTXF Anchor Walks Magazine Readers Through a Day in His Life

Jerrick_magazinePhilly Current magazine has a short bullet point profile of Philadelphia anchor Mike Jerrick.

The morning anchor for FOX owned WTXF takes readers through his day from waking to working back to sleeping again. By his take, he really Carpe’s the Diem. The highlights?

[3:57am] My alarm goes off in my Center City Philadelphia condo.

[6-10am] We juggle news. Weather. Traffic. Sports. Interviews. And a few laughs.

[1:30pm] Lay down on my apple green couch. Flip on The Bold & The Beautiful. (I kid you not. My sister, Mary Ann, got me hooked on it.)

[2:30pm] Out cold. Sleep. Read more

Snow Plow Nearly Takes out Philadelphia Reporter

Steve Keeley, reporter for Philadelphia FOX owned station WTXF, learned first hand how a snow plow works.

Keeley was wrapping up a live report about the need for local routes to be cleared, when four plows approached, as if on cue, and showed viewers the amount of force it takes to get the snow out of the middle of the road and onto the side of the road where Keeley was standing.

To his credit, Keeley stayed on his feet and finished his report.

Philadelphia Anchor’s Green Sweater Becomes Focus of Morning Show

When WTXF‘s Mike Jerrick declared today a Green and White Party day to honor the green of the Philadelphia Eagles and the white of the snow, he made himself the target of taunts (some might say the center of attention) when he wore the wrong shade of green.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter who was on set for an interview asked Jerrick, “You actually bought that?”

‘He’s a Maniac’: Philadelphia FOX Anchor Recreates Iconic ‘Flashdance’ Scene

“Good Day Philadelphia” anchor Mike Jerrick braved the staged elements to recreate an iconic scene from the movie “Flashdance” to honor the 30th anniversary of the movie’s release.

The scene chosen was the one where Jennifer Beals‘ character in the movie sits on a chair and pulls a lever to release gallons of water in a cascade of sexiness.

According to the WTXF website, Jerrick’s co-anchor Karen Hepp was supposed to be the one under the water, but she was under the weather instead.

“We may have overdone it with the water,” said the anchor for the Philadelphia FOX owned station while returning to the morning show set. “We didn’t need that much water.”

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