Juliet Huddy Joins Curtis Sliwa In Middays At WABC
Cumulus Media Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York has named Juliet Huddy as its new midday co-host to Curtis Sliwa.
Huddy will join Sliwa in the 12pm-3pm timeslot after most recently serving as a newscaster/co-host on the Bernie & Sid Morning Show. Huddy is best known for her 18 years at Fox News Channel where she hosted “Fox & Friends”, “DaySide” and the syndicated “Morning Show with Mike & Juliet”. She left Fox News to build her heavy metal focused BlondeAndCrossbones.com, which Cumulus claims in the press release she will continue to operate however the site has been stagnant since September 2017.
Huddy fills the opening created by Rita Cosby’s exit in December 2018 after just ten months.
77 WABC Radio announces that it has debuted New York City’s newest afternoon talk radio show, Curtis and Juliet, a three-hour weekday program featuring award-winning talk personality Curtis Sliwa and journalist Juliet Huddy. Curtis and Juliet airs Monday through Friday from 12 Noon-3:00pm EST on 77 WABC Radio.
The ever-popular 77 WABC host Sliwa is a Brooklyn native known by millions as the founder and leader of The Guardian Angels, a grassroots volunteer organization empowering individuals to assume local responsibility for the safety of their communities. Known by their signature red berets, the Guardian Angels expanded from New York City to become an international phenomenon that continues to flourish in over 140 cities in 14 countries. In addition to his work keeping communities safe through the Guardian Angels, Sliwa’s award-winning 25-year career in talk radio includes 23 years at 77 WABC Radio. Sliwa was named to the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2013.
Huddy’s broadcasting career began as a reporter in local television and radio in markets including Santa Barbara, CA, and Jacksonville, FL. In 1998, Huddy joined the fledgling FOX News Channel, where she spent four years as a national correspondent out of FOX’s Miami and Los Angeles bureaus, covering everything from plane crashes to politics. After the 9/11 attacks, she joined FOX News Channel headquarters in New York City, and hosted shows including: “Fox & Friends”, “DaySide” and her own nationally syndicated talk show, “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet”. She left FOX News Channel in September of 2016 to launch a music website, BlondeAndCrossbones.com, covering hard rock and heavy metal – a passion project she hopes to take with her as she takes her career in a brand new direction – talk radio.
Craig Schwalb, Program Director, 77 WABC Radio, said: “Curtis and Juliet are each widely recognized and respected New York hosts. But, what’s really exciting is to hear how their chemistry and friendship sets their show apart in the market.”
Sliwa commented: “I worked with Juliet Huddy for 4 years on Good Day Early Call NY. We were like a brother and sister arguing and discussing the issues of the day. They were not just political. We delved into cultural, social and personal issues, especially male/female issues that most people are interested in. WABC is giving us that opportunity to talk about those same issues in this age where Trump talk dominates the airwaves from a male/female perspective.”
Huddy added: “I’m genuinely so excited to host alongside Curtis. We’ve become more than colleagues over the years; we’re friends. Going to work with this NYC icon every day — honestly we have so much fun, so many laughs, that I feel guilty getting paid. Not that guilty. And the best thing – he can’t tease me about being married so many times because, well…”