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Do you ever wonder what happened to Linda Vester or why Julian Phillips disappeared from Fox & Friends? Well apparently Linda Vester -- of Dayside fame -- went on maternity leave July 3, 2005 and planned on returning this year. A quote from a Fox News exec though doesn't sound very promising when he says there are no plans for her to return at this time. Linda Vester had one of the lowest rated shows on the Fox News Channel. I personally never liked her, but was wonder where she had gone.

As for Julian Phillips -- who seemed to piss a lot of people off who watched the Fox & Friends show on the weekends with his selfish commentary and lack of chemistry with the other hosts -- it seems he has been dumped in favor of Kelly Wright. Kelly Wright is best known for his reporting in the Washington D.C. Area.

Just in case you were wondering, now you know!

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Posted by Digger on July 17, 2006 02:43 AM (Permalink)

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Thanks for the info. Julian was annoying, but I liked him - Alisyn? Not so much. Between she and Kiran, too much talk about kids. Yuk. Linda Vester was scary looking but so is Uma Pemmaraju and Harris Faulkner on O'Reilly. Bug eyes and scary smile. I miss Dari Alexander and Laurie Dhue.

Posted by: my5fireflies on July 21, 2006 07:40 PM


Me and my kid have this running gag that whenever Harris Falkner is doing a news update I'll yell out "There she is!!" and my kid will come running and then we'll watch and I'll keep saying "Here it comes! here it comes!" and then she'll finish up and at the end her face freezes in this freakish smile with her eyes unblinking like a robot that just finished it's last command and ended it's program.

Then we laugh and laugh...

(Uma has always been scary, with those eyes that never seem to blink and are always in a wide open gaze.)

Posted by: Digger on July 24, 2006 07:40 AM

I knew about Linda Vester, but had not heard about Julien Phillips. I just thought he was on vacation. I like Kelly Wright. Where did Dari Alexander go?

I have always thought Uma's eyes were a little scary, maybe she has a thyroid problem (that's a symptom). On Harris Falkner (is that the right spelling?), my maiden name is Faulkner. I'm glad she spells her name differently, or there would be something funny in the wood pile. (I'm white). She does have a fake smile.

Lauri Dhue left go be with Geraldo (hate him).

If they would just get rid of Julie Bandaras (hate her). She is a female bloviating Geraldo.

Posted by: Debbie on July 25, 2006 01:45 PM

Thanks I was wondering where they went.What the heck happened to Brian Kilmeade?

Posted by: Jyaez on July 26, 2006 03:17 PM

I was afraid that Kelly Wright was the new guy on the weekends....BORING BORING BORING! Between him and Gretchen, Kiran doesn't stand a chance. She's a lot of fun, but those two are just too straight-laced and PC. I like Kelly as a reporter in Washington, but he's definitely not the right material for a "fun" weekend show. And has Chris Knowles gone somewhere else too? I haven't seen him in quite a while.

Posted by: lucy on July 27, 2006 12:57 PM

RE: Julian Phillips

Its about time Fox got rid of that pompass "white" wannabe.......I hope he learns that its a whitemans world...........

Posted by: Paul on July 29, 2006 09:21 AM

I must agree with Lucy, regarding Kelly Wright, who is a competent, serious reporter, but much too straight laced for a weekend morning show, as is Gretchen. Irrespective of Julian Phillips shortcomings, he, Alisyn and Kiran appeared to have fun and not take themselves too seriously. I'm sure one of the reasons Fox got rid of Julian was because he was not far right enough and questioned some of the biasness of the network. "Fair and balanced" at Fox News seems to be somewhat of an oxymoron.

Posted by: Gary on August 4, 2006 11:44 AM

I too was wondering why Julian Phillips stopped appearing on the weekend show of Fox and Friends. The reason I wasn't particularly ok with him is that he professed to be a devout Christian and yet said curse words on the air! As a born-again Christian, that was offensive and I emailed the show many times about it. Kelly Wright is a true gentlemen, not full of himself and is supposed to have a great singing voice. He is a Christian also. I tend to agree that he's probably better suited to the news aspect but at least he's decent and well liked.

Posted by: Iris on August 4, 2006 03:52 PM

I'm glad that FOX News finally saw the light and dumped Julian Phillips. He was certainly not acceptable to most viewers of FOX & Friends. I also agree with most of the viewers comments about Uma Pemmaraju. She is really a scary sight to behold. I might add one other FOX & Friend celebrity that I don't care for very much. It is E. D. Hill... She is the most arrogant and interrupting person on the air waves. Of course, any given talent would not be totally acceptable to the masses, so I guess we (your viewing audience) will have to "grin and bear" with your choices of personalities.

Posted by: Jim Campbell on August 5, 2006 10:22 AM

I will miss Julian. I think he is very personable and always conducted hisself profesionally He is a nice person I really like Kelly Wright. Mabe even better than Julian. They're both great. I have to agree with Lucy a little. The weekend Ladies both talk at the same time and both get real shrill trying to talk over each other. I like 2 men and 1 woman better. Nobody is as good as E.D. Hill.Of corse she's not on the weekend. She's my favorite. On the weekends I like Kelly, Kiran or Alisyn.Not both.I too missed Chris Knowles. Where is he? He'd be good with Kelly. Kelly, Chris and Kiran or Alisyn. My opnion

Posted by: Patty Butler on August 5, 2006 12:07 PM

Personally, I find Alyson on Fox & Friends obnoxious and an E.D. Hill wannabee. Fox has taught her how to groom herself to be slightly more attractive in these last few months, but they obviously can't give her a personality thats likable. Hence, I've switched to other morning shows when she's on.

Posted by: Sheena on August 6, 2006 07:20 AM

Where is Chris Knowles?

Posted by: debbie on August 6, 2006 09:56 AM

Don't bad mouth Julie Bandara, she is one hot woman! My mouth literally waters when she comes on the screen, she may not be teh brightest anchor, but who cares? Also E.D. Hill, Doocie and Killmeade are the perfect combination, I hate to turn them on in the morning and see they have a sub.

Posted by: Donnie on August 6, 2006 05:47 PM

I like Alyson, and I like Kirin, but not together. The weekdays Fox and Friends can't be beat. Steve, E.D. and Brian the best are the best anywhere any channel.I hope they never breakup.

Posted by: Pat on August 7, 2006 11:48 PM

Along with Chris Knowles, what happened to Brigitte Quinn, who was the weekday anchor for the morning news? She has been conspicuous by her absence. I was a great fan of hers, since her days of doing the early morning newscasts for NBC.

Posted by: Gary on August 10, 2006 11:22 AM

While on the subject of least favorite Fox personalities, why does Brian Kilmeade have a role at Fox News? He is the most obnoxious and sophomoric TV personality ever. Than they give him a radio show! He wrote a book so he may have intellect, he just doesn't show it on TV and demonstrate it on radio. What do I know, everyone seems to love him and the Judge can't quit calling him his "buddy."

Posted by: Bert Byers on August 12, 2006 07:20 AM

Alisyn has got to go. Please bring Julian back with Kelly & Kiran. I prefer Gretchen, but Kiran is good without Alisyn. I like them to have fun, but Alisyn is like some silly teenager and she gets Kiran to start acting the same way. The way Alisyn picked at Julian and made fun of him on air was awful. I would have like to have jumped through the TV screen and tell her to grow up. You are not in Jr.High anymore. Behave like an adult. Julie Banderas is awful, I would rather not watch TV than watch her. Steve, ED & Brian are still the best. I also like the Judge when he is on. Where is Chris Knowles?

Posted by: Marcia on August 12, 2006 08:54 AM

I too have lost interest in the weekend edition of Fox & Friends...I totally agree that Allsin talks too much...I understand she is suppose to be quite intelligent, but cannot stand her. The girls talk over each other and turns me off. Where is Chris Knowles? Where is Dari Alexander? Too much Julie Bandaras...Would love some of these questions answered. Thanks, so glad I found this website.

Posted by: Elizabeth Smith on August 12, 2006 10:16 AM

I am so happpy they finnaly decided to let Julian Phillips go. He is the only one on Fox that I really disliked from the first day he appeared. I love Steve, ED, and Brian. Watch them every morning.

Posted by: marcia on August 12, 2006 08:41 PM

Finally, Julian Phillips is gone. He had a pompous, somewhat snobish demeanor that just didn't fit in with the rest of the group. He always made it clear that he drove a Mercedes and he was such a food connoisseur. Maybe he should have taken Bill O'Reilly's advice and not acted like a "Popinjay". Who else should go? Georgia Whitkin! I know she is only a frequent guest, but she is so whiney and her lists of how to react to "stresses" in our lives are so annoying. Can't beat the Doocy, Hill, and Kilmeade show during the week. If Uma and Harris would lower their eyelids just a little...! Fox is still the best and if this is all we can complain about, then they're doing a pretty good job.

Posted by: Brian on August 13, 2006 08:37 AM

Chris Knowles has NOT been fired from Fox. His stint in the weather division for fox has ended. He is currently awaiting for reasignment.

Posted by: Bob on August 13, 2006 01:40 PM

This is for Gary, I saw Brigitte Quinn today (Sunday)I too think she's a class act and I like her. I don't like seeing anyone shoved out. I agree Fox is doing a great job and I love Fox and Friends weekdays. I hope Chris Knowles gets a new stint soon. I miss him. I watch Fox 24/7 and as far as I'm concerned there is no other channel.

Posted by: Patty on August 13, 2006 05:55 PM

Speaking of Chris Knowles, it looks like Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth has taken his place on the weekend edition of Fox & Friends. I was reading one of the cable sites (I think it was called TV Spy) and as of August 14th, they reported that Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth had joined FNC, leaving his former position with WSI in Andover, MA. Knowles has been seen only a couple of times in the last month, and both were very short appearances as FoxCaster on Fox News Live and The Fox Report, both this past weekend.

Something happened. Kiran went from making quite frequent references to Chris (especially after the baby was born) to acting like he doesn't exist anymore. Strange.

Posted by: foxviewer on August 17, 2006 08:11 PM

Where is Chris Knowles we want him back

Posted by: Peggy on August 19, 2006 12:32 AM

O happy day...Julian Phillips is gone. Love Fox and keep it on all the time. Steve, E.D. and Brian are my favorites. O'Reilly is the greatest but then again that may be because he usually agrees with me.

Posted by: Betty on August 19, 2006 11:11 AM

Kiran and mike jerat are are to hyperactive they need to relax a bit more and stop embarrising them selfs and fox news they act like there not confortable been there.

Posted by: chris robertson on August 20, 2006 07:46 AM

1 more thing, there are great shows on fox news like hanity and colmes, oreily factor and cashing in witch probally is the best out of all the shows them guys on cashing in are passionate about there views they have great heated debates but theres also booring as hell shows like fox and freinds weekend and fox and freinds weekdays is booring alot of the time as well and steve ducey isnt even funny to me hes a fu...g goose and that other show with that guy with white hair and glasses i cant even remember his name its that booring i think his show is called the big story and a few more shows are booring they definetly got some work to do but its not as bad as cnn because all there shows are booring except there specials they have on sometimes.

Posted by: chris robertson on August 20, 2006 08:08 AM

Alisyn, Needs to go. I was sick when she said out loud on tv to Kiran, that good thing she is married to Chris,because he was talking to her chest and not her. That is not something you say on TV. I wrote fox news about this.
My family and I no longer watch FOX AND FRIENDS WEEK-END.

Posted by: cindy on August 20, 2006 10:06 PM

Quite frankly I love Julian Phillips and his comments. I see no problem with him or his views. You can't please everyone. At least he was honest, believable and not selling out to a bunch of propoganda like most tv host.Bring him back fox I miss the guy.

Posted by: Gloria on August 20, 2006 11:07 PM

Is Julian Phillips still working at Fox? What did happen to Chris Knoles? I really liked him, and this new guy is a bore. Jamie Colby is a knock out. I get weak in the knees when she comes on.

Posted by: Norris Wacasey on August 21, 2006 07:15 PM

Cindy......I think that the cute little incident between Kiran and Chris might be a factor in his schedule change. I really have no idea, but maybe Fox decided that Kiran and Chris should act more professionally while on camera, and that perhaps their relationship was being highlighted too much. I know that some viewers thought it odd that they never really acknowledged their marriage to one another until their baby girl was born, but maybe that is the way that they would have liked to have kept it. At any rate, I thought that the little segment between Kiran and Chris was funny. I don't necessarily think that Alisyn meant any harm by saying what she did, but maybe she didn't realize how it would sound to the viewers.

I'd like to see the show go back to its original format, with two men and one woman. This past weekend's show with Kelly Wright and Greg Kelly as great, and I thought that the atmosphere on the set was the most relaxed I had seen in a long time. The cast of Kiran, Kelly and Greg would be fantastic on a full-time basis, in my opinion.

Posted by: foxviewer on August 21, 2006 09:34 PM

Thanks for the info regarding Julian, I thought maybe he was on vacation, but way too long for just vacation. I am sorry to see him go, but I do enjoy Kelly, he is great! Very much a gentleman, and very intelligent and knowledgeable.

Bring back Chris Knowles, made the weather a lot of fun to watch, I miss his playfulness, it is good to see someone having fun on the job.

As far as Kiran & Alison, I also, enjoy these two. What's wrong with talking about your children, after all, most of the people devoted to Fox & Friends are parents, also, and probably spend a lot of time at work talking about the

My husband and I are Fox & Friends Weekdays, and Week-end devoted. Never watch anything else, maybe local channel, just to catch the weather & traffic. We love the Fox Channel!

Posted by: Josie on August 26, 2006 08:20 AM

Thank god Julian Phillips is GONE!!!!!! I could not stand his arrogant and sarcastic attitude. The local garbage collector would've been an improvement overJulian!!! I love Kiran, she can do any show Fox has with ease. I also like Julie Banderas, she's fantastic! However, I would love to see Laurie Dhue come back, Fox News just isn't the same without her.

Posted by: Dee Ginder on August 27, 2006 09:13 AM

Are they gonna make a news man out of Chris Knowles ??

Posted by: Jamie Jandi on August 27, 2006 10:08 AM

I agreed 1000% with Brian (August 13). Would also state that I agreed too with foxviewer (August 21) to return to thet two men and one woman format for Fox & Friends Weekend. The chemistry just isn't there since Juliet and Mike left; replacing with two women and one man has been, in my opinion, trying to pander to the female audience. While I am a woman, I preferred the earlier format, but not Julian. He seemed to be too caught up with himself.

Both my husband and I are die-hard Fox News fans! Thank you!

Posted by: Debbie G on August 27, 2006 11:35 AM

OOOOOOps.............Just saw Chris Knowles doing the weather on FOX , talking about hurricane Ernesto I guess he must be back!!!!

Posted by: jamie jandi on August 27, 2006 04:19 PM

It does appear that Chris is still doing weather at FNC, but it's obvious that Rick Reichmuth has been given his Fox & Friends slot for some reason. Rick is okay, but I always used to look forward to the little things that Chris would come up with! Maybe Fox wants their Foxcasters to be better qualified, and since Reichmuth is a meteorologist, it might have made sense for the network to put a trained forecaster in a more prominent position. Of course, Janice Dean is no meteorologist, so my theory may be way off the mark.

I still tend to think that the changing of Knowles' schedule has something to do with the interaction between he and Kiran while on the air. Some might say that their relationship went from "the best kept secret" to "the center of attention" during their time together on Fox & Friends Weekend. I think that either the network didn't want their marriage to each other to be showcased so much, or maybe Kiran and Chris needed their shedules changed for some reason. I know that Fox & Friends probably gets lots of emails from fans, asking about Chris. To this day, Kiran has never mentioned his absence or the reasons for it. Not that we are entitled to any kind of explanation, but one would think that she would want to mention him if his change of schedule were simply more of a convenience for the both of them instead of a demotion of him by the network. Oh well, at least he's still at the network, and it puts to rest the rumor that he had been sent packing.

Posted by: foxviewer on August 27, 2006 05:35 PM

Great to see that Chris Knowles is still at FOX. They need to put him back in his old slot.. The show needs his spirit and whit ...

Posted by: foxviewer on August 27, 2006 11:03 PM

Well, not only do we have to suffer through the boring Fox and Friends weekend show since Kelly Wright arrived, now they have him sitting in for Brian Kilmeade this morning! Come on, Fox! What is up with this?! No doubt, he is a wonderful human being, but so are a lot of people. That doesn't make them right for Fox and Friends weekend. Too sterlile now! A little ornery humor once in a while doesn't hurt anyone! If I want to watch a PBS children's special, I'll flip the chanel!

Posted by: lucy on August 28, 2006 11:27 AM

Thanks, I wondered what happened to Linda Vester too. Does anyone else besides me think that Uma looks a little bit like Nancy Grace with black hair and darker skin? Just wonderin'.

Posted by: Barbara on August 28, 2006 10:21 PM

I personally will miss julian 's straightfoeward approach while hosting Sat f & f. While I don't understand how some of the viewers can express such apparent emotional connection with tv folks, pro or con. I think we need to keep in mind that this really is pretty unimportant in the scheme of things. Good Luck mr philips, God Bless.

Posted by: tom myhervold on August 29, 2006 12:32 AM


Posted by: RENEE LORENZEN on August 29, 2006 08:57 PM

I like Julian philips very much and miss seeing him on weekend,you may not agree with everything he has to say,but that is what fair and balance is all about.julian has style and class a person with whom you like to sit down and talk with.I hope that you will bring him back!p.s.I like kelly also a fan always Valerie

Posted by: valerie on August 30, 2006 12:00 PM

Now that Julian is gone from F&F Weekend, I guess that Kiran has taken over for the liberal side on the show. Kiran was always liberal, but I think that she appeared to disagree with Julian at times simply to provide more of a variety of opinion. That being said, I think that Kiran is a very nice liberal who doesn't act like she hates the pro-lifers and family values folks. Liberal females have this "attitude" about themselves that is really offensive, but Kiran doesn't seem like that at all. That kind of sets her apart from other female libs in her business, if you ask me.

Posted by: foxviewer on August 30, 2006 09:33 PM

We need Chris Knowles back the fox & friends seems to be going down hill since the major change of moving Mike &
Julie. He put a entertaining spin on the weather.

need the chemistry back !!!

Posted by: gary myers on September 2, 2006 12:43 PM

Ditto to all the Chris comments,and a Greg Weekend stint would be great !

Posted by: Ron Fab on September 3, 2006 02:15 PM

I thought Julian tried so hard to fend off the barbs toward him from Alison and Kiran. They need to go to "nice school." Yes, bring back Laurie Dhue and Patty Ann Brown who were class acts at the station.

I don't always want to be entertained in the morning so I watch FNC (Fox and Friends) very little--I want substance not their personal opinions.

Posted by: judy on September 4, 2006 03:27 PM

What happened to Brigitte Quinn

Posted by: Michael J McNamara on September 5, 2006 02:08 PM

Michael...I think that Brigitte Quinn requested to have her schedule scaled back so that she could attend to some family matters. I read this on a couple of the cable blogs over a month ago, so I believe that this is why we are not seeing her in her normal time slot on weekday mornings. While I have not seen her, others have reported that she has been filling in on other shows during the past few weeks. She has not left the network.

Posted by: foxviewer on September 5, 2006 05:08 PM

where could julian or vester get a job?

Posted by: terry on September 5, 2006 07:46 PM

The last time I saw Julian was sometime in late June or July. He and Allyson got into a nasty argument and neither would let it go. This sustained over several advertisement breaks until it consumed the entire program. I had to turn the channel - we never saw Julian since. These things occurred with E.D. on the weekday program but usually died down quickly - I think both of them are more professional than bickering. I wish it was Allyson who left - she was way off-base.

We prefer the Doocie, Brian and Kiran team.

Posted by: Greg on September 8, 2006 12:29 AM

I thought that maybe Julian had made some controversial comments about his opposition to the Iraq War, and that is what lead to his dismissal. I don't remember he and Alisyn having an argument, but you may be right.

As far as hosting teams are concerned, I think that Brian and Kiran work well together, but Kiran and Doocy are a trainwreck waiting to happen. Something tells me that Kiran and Steve are not too fond of one another. Judging from the little barbs and annoyed looks that they trade with each other, I feel that they are not a good fit as co-hosts with one another. I think Steve's quite conservative, while Kiran is pretty liberal. In my opinion, Steve seems more annoyed by Kiran than she is with him. Put Kiran with Mike Jerrick, Judge Napolitano or even Greg Kelly and she looks much more relaxed than when she's with Doocy.

Posted by: foxviewer on September 8, 2006 11:10 AM

I get that Julian is gone from Fox. Is he working elsewhere?

Posted by: Joe on September 9, 2006 06:46 PM

Chris Knowles is funny, witty, knowledgeable and a treat to watch! Come on Fox, make room for him!

Posted by: johanna on September 9, 2006 11:04 PM

I read with disbelief that some people found Harris and Uma frightful to look at. From their very first appearance, I thought that both were beautiful women.
Never get rid of Steve, E.D. and Brian. They are the perfect trio. It is a pleasure to watch Fox & Friends.

Posted by: Sandra Theall on September 10, 2006 11:03 AM

Don't get me wrong Sandra, I don't think they are frightful in general. It's just some of their mannerisms and certain angles they really look strange. Like when Uma opens her eyes real wide when she's emphasizing a point or Harris when she ends her presentation and just kind of freezes like a mechanical clown that just turned itself off in a creepy smiling pose.

Posted by: Digger on September 10, 2006 11:03 PM

Julian Phillips was the balance on the morning show. cut & dry. Alyson Camerota is a stuck up, snobby, full of herself ... oh I could go on, but basicly Mrs Camerota gets bent out of shape whenever Phillips would challenge her on one of her conservative comments. so in my opinion, that is at least partly why Phillips is out. because of Camerota. I can't stand the sight of her, and I am done with FOXnews starting today. I wasn't real happy when they broke up the original FOX & friends weekend crew and I'm especialy not going to sit there for 3 hours and listen to Camerota drone on about how wonderful rich snobby people like herself are, without Phillips there to put her in check. I've watched FOXnews for the last 6 years, but no more. I'm blocking it from my cable. I wasn't even a big fan of Phillips and I hardly ever agreed with him. but he had my respect. something Camerota will never have.

Posted by: Steve on September 11, 2006 10:06 AM

Fox is making many changes lately, and I've heard that one of the reasons that the weekend F&F has undergone the facelift that it has recently is because they have a new producer for the show. So, I'm assuming that when she was brought in, Phillips and Chris Knowles were given their walking papers, and Kiran now sits in the side seat instead of in the middle. They hired this new meteorologist for the weekend show, and I've noticed that they are trying to get him to be "part of the act", superimposing photos of daily news items behind him while he's on the air, getting him to comment on this and that. I still liked Knowles better. He may have had that dry kind of humor, but that's what I like. As far as Kiran goes, I wouldn't be surprised if she takes a hike over to CBS and their morning show. It's rumored that they want her, and I look for her to take them up on the offer, that's if there's any truth to the rumor. She will never get headliner status at FNC, no matter how long she stays. She may as well start over fresh somewhere else, even if it is the anti-American, Bush-bashing, lib-extraordinaire channel of CBS. Kiran does lean to the left somewhat, so maybe she would be happier at CBS with Katie and Co.

While I hardly ever agreed with Julian Phillips, I thought that he was very tolerable for a liberal. Yes, the golf comments and the stories of his wife's love of shopping did become annoying at times, but I must say that he did tend to get me chuckling from time to time.

Okay, last thing......does anyone know what has happened to Donna Fiducia and Carol Iovanna? Neither one of them has been on the overnight shift for weeks. I figured that some of the cable news insider blogs would have some info. on this, but I haven't heard anything to date. I've got an idea...When Mike and Juliet leave FNC to go do their new show, I think it would be nice to have Donna and Carol get a shot at hosting the new show that will replace Dayside. I really think that viewers would like to see a couple of experienced veterans reporting the news in the daytime hours instead of the likes of a Mike or Juliet who seem obsessed with childish jibberish and Hollywood starlets.

Posted by: foxviewer on September 11, 2006 12:15 PM

To Foxviewer,
Maybe Carol Iovanna is off getting her teeth whitened. She made my skin crawl.

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Posted by: DAN on September 16, 2006 06:17 PM

Thank you for dumping Jullian Phillips. All I can say is what took you so long?

Posted by: mike cody on September 17, 2006 03:38 AM

I liked Julian better than Alison. He and Kiran had good chemistry. Alison does't let Kiran get a word in. Chris Knowles is definitely better doing the weather on the show. It's way too boring now. The whole show isn't as entertaining as it was with Kiran, Julian, and Paige.

Posted by: Mary on September 22, 2006 04:20 PM


Posted by: Rainell Smart on September 23, 2006 09:53 PM

Some of these comments here are way ruthless. These are people's jobs you're talking about. Having said that, the coolest dude on FNC is the Judge, followed by Mike "The Bumbler" Jerrick (what a sleaze bucket: asking out a manniquin figure of Jennifer Aniston to dinner)!

Kiran is the hotty-est, and anyone who doesn't like Julie Banderas is gay with a capital "G".

So far as the blondes go, ED rocks. But do I see a former Miss America on the horizon: G'n Carlson? I actually find Al'n C'a quite stacked. Imagine a fivesome.

Posted by: jay on September 24, 2006 05:41 AM

Geez, sounds like you need a date, Jay!

Gretchen is way too Polly Anna, and now we have the bomb dropped on us this morning that E.D. has left Fox and Friends for her own 10:00 a.m. spot.

Why does Fox keep trying to fix something that isn't broken!?!

They've already lost me on the weekends, with that straight-laced Kelly Wright. The only reason I'll continue to tune in through the week is for Brian and Steve. And if either of them leave, that's it, and Fox had better throw in the towel!

Posted by: lucy on September 25, 2006 10:34 AM

what happened to my very favorite juliet and mike on dayside? i looked forward to watching them at lunch time every day. will they return soon?

Posted by: patsy cook on September 25, 2006 03:13 PM

Mike and Juliet will no longer be on Fox News Channel. They will be starting their own morning show on local Fox stations in January. Their former show, Dayside, has been re-named "The Live Desk" with Martha MacCallum. The format will be completely different than Dayside.

Posted by: california dreamin on September 25, 2006 06:08 PM

Yeah, no kidding....different than Mike and Juliet's show, but still the same old thing as all the others. They touted it like it was going to be some great new thing, blah, blah....no different than any other show through the day that just talks about the same stories over and over. Big Whoop!

Posted by: lucy on September 26, 2006 11:26 AM

Fox viewers show their true colors,why are the woman of color strange looking,sorry all women can't be blue eyed blondes.Whether you agree with Julian or Kiran,tolerence of opposing views should be embraced by a network the drones on and on about being fair and balanced, as long as it is leaning to the right.

Posted by: Dman on September 28, 2006 09:29 PM

Wow, some of you have some very strong opinions...I think we should lay off commenting on people's appearance and focus on their journalism skills. Isn't that what we try to teach our kids? It doesn't matter what people look like? Imagine if people made these comments about you or your relatives.

Posted by: Spare Me on October 4, 2006 02:46 PM

I agree that Fox & Friends is better with 2 guys and 1 girl. Kiran is good, but I also like Paige Hopkins. She has a good, dry sense of humor. Kelly is great, but I never had a problem with Julian. They also seem to be decreasing the air time of McCuddy. I always look forward to his little segment with celebrity gossip. Fox is still way better then any of those holier-then-thou, we are smarter then the rest of you, morning shows on the major networks or CNN.

Posted by: Jenn on October 6, 2006 12:50 PM

I find Alyson on Fox & Friends obnoxious... I have switched to another station. I wont be watching fox and friends again untill she is gone to have her baby.... with any luck she wont be back!

Posted by: John J. Ford III on October 7, 2006 09:43 AM

I do not miss self-absorbed Julian Philips. I am not a Alyson Camarata fan, by any means, but Philips was totally out of touch and was humorless. He was the poster boy for the arrogant Nouveau riche and he made the viewers' skin crawl and he created stress consistently between all the other hosts.

Does anyone remember his interview with lovely Barbara Feldon from "Get Smart"? She was plugging her book about living single and Philips made comments that were bizarre and creepy to say the least. Feldon could not believe her ears. Geez if that wasn't the writing on the wall!

Posted by: Karen Williams on October 7, 2006 01:20 PM

Julian Phillips is gone and the weekend show is flat. It's amazing at the number of folks who say they disliked him, yet they continued to watch. Yes, he seemed arrogant, but was that because his cohost seemed to attack him constantly? I'm stimulated when I can talk back to the television (Thanks Julian) and Kelly Wright just doesn't create that spark. I'm done with Fox weekend.

Posted by: a hollingsworth on October 8, 2006 05:17 PM

I love Kelly Wright...Alison bugs me a little..yaks alot. I love the morning show with Steve and Brian..I miss E.D.
FNC is the best.

Posted by: Kathy on October 9, 2006 05:53 PM

Fox and Friends: Get rid of Gretchen, too "milk toast". I couldn't stand her on CBS and can't stand her now.Replace her with Paige Hopkins and then you'll have the perfect morning crew. Paige has that same "fire" that E.D. had and isn't afraid to challenge people when they spew garbage.

Fox and Friends Weekend: Get rid of Kelly Wright, too straight-laced, and replace him with Greg Kelly. No need for further explanation on that one.

I'm just so disappointed with the changes they have made lately. What are they thinking?

Posted by: lucy on October 10, 2006 10:03 AM

I share your observations about Page Hopkins. I remember seeing Page and Julian Phillips arguing over various issues, and Page certainly isn't afraid to let her views be known. Gretchen is a little too laid back to work with Steve and Brian.

On the weekend show, there are some serious problems. I love Kelly Wright, but matching him with Kiran and Alisyn isn't working. Kiran is very talented, but she's a flirty type of girl who portrays herself as one who likes a few "nights out on the town", and Alisyn is too chatty. Ordained Minister Kelly has his hands full trying to keep Alisyn and Kiran from going astray in some of their comments. If Kiran weren't so liberal and Alisyn not so chatty, the show would be more enjoyable. I like the idea of Greg Kelly. He seems comfortable in any format.

Posted by: california dreamin on October 10, 2006 07:27 PM

Hopefully the big shots at Fox are reading this. Geez, if we can figure it out, you'd think they could!

Posted by: lucy on October 12, 2006 10:06 AM

Gretchen is DEFINITELY NOT the right fit for the AM show. Oh my Gosh! What were they thinking??? BORE, BORE, BORING! She can't even rise to the level of Doocey and Kilmeade. Alysn drives me batty with her chatter, chatter, chatter. She won't shut up! When she's on, my MUTE button is my friend! I think FOX has made some HUGE blunders in staff changes and match ups; hope they won't wait too long to fix them. What a mess they've become on many levels!

Posted by: Mamarama on October 16, 2006 01:31 PM

Greg Kelly was on both Saturday and Sunday mornings this past weekend! What a huge difference that made! You could just tell that the girls were much happier and laid back. They never said anything like "Greg Kelly is sitting in for Kelly Wright", so I'm PRAYING that they've decided to replace Kelly with Greg without really making a big deal out of it.

Posted by: lucy on October 16, 2006 01:42 PM

If I'm a typical fan, then Fox News seems to be self destructing. Maybe they're not comfortable with success??!! They ruined Fox and Friends by moving E.D. Hill, and as soon as they put Alisyn Camarota on the weekends, I stopped watching. I love Mike and Juliet, and now they're gone. Chris Knowles was perfect, and I hope he gets a bigger role. His humor was actually funny. I think Fox is trying to become another liberal news outlet, and I find myself watching less and less...

Posted by: Nancy on October 17, 2006 02:49 PM

Like I said before, with any luck, they're reading these. I'm right with you on all that. I just don't get it!

Posted by: lucy on October 17, 2006 03:09 PM

The team of Alisyn and Kiran is a mistake in my opinion. And then you've got poor Kelly Wright, who is too much of a gentleman to tell them to be quiet and act like adults. There are parts of Kiran's personality that I like, but just like any liberal, that side seems to overtake everything else. The pro-gay attitude that she has is a little much for me. As for Alisyn, she interrupts constantly. If they could make a change right away, at least take one of the women off and put another man on the set. I think the feminists must be operating the weekend show. Chris Knowles was fine and I don't know why they took him off. His replacement isn't exactly setting the world on fire.

Posted by: california dreamin on October 19, 2006 04:16 PM

Alisyn Camerota just won't shut up, will she? She's so annoying. Huge ego and I haven't heard her say anything that tells me that she has a brain. Fox and Friends during the week has become so juvenile with the "Mr and Mrs Happy Handbook" and the stupid music and Steve Doocy's immature behavior has me watching another channel. I want to know if Steve names his body parts also?
Kirin is my favorite. Gretchen is weak and I don't think that anyone wants to see her cleavage. Her hair looks like she colors it herself and she belongs in a trailer somewhere (no offense to trailer dwellers).
Brian Kilmeade has turned into a jerk. He's not smart, at least he was nice...once.
Enough about the book already Steve Doocy...enough!
I miss E.D. She's a smart woman and the only one who brought only class to Fox and Friends. The show is out of control without her. Fox has lost control of their shows.
And stop making fun of Uma and Harris. They cannot help the way they look. At least they can read. Carol Iavonna cannot read. It's painful to see her giving us the news...I wonder how much she drinks before she goes on air.

Posted by: rugratatheart on October 20, 2006 06:29 AM

I a big fan of F&F weekend .I miss Julian but I do not like alison and if she continue to be on I will stop watching.Kiran is so sweet and kelly is the perfect gentle man.hopeful when alisn have her baby she won't return

Posted by: carolina girl on October 22, 2006 07:36 PM

I must admit that I am glad Julian is gone, but I wish him the best. Do we know what he is doing now for a living.
Too much talk about Mr. Happy. Gretche is a bad choice. Is there anyway you can convice Molly H. to take one of the Fox and Friends Chairs. She is sweet, funny and intelligent. A powerful combination. Brian talks too fast, but I love him. I remember when peopel on TV would talk one at a time. What a concept! Yes, I am a fan still.

Posted by: Dorothy on October 30, 2006 12:24 PM

I grew tired of the ego heads Julian & Alisyn. Both spent too much time talking about themselves, their family, their alma mater and gloat about their successful spouses. E.D. does not fit with her new position during the hard news with John Scott. Her opinions after a report sound sooo misplaced. Attractiveness of the women on Fox News is subjective. If inbreeding is in your genetics, you will be predisposed to think Uma and Harris are unattractive.

Entertainment value is important for certain Fox News segments. But it’s more important for them to ask the hard questions which the Drive-By Media intentionally avoid.

Posted by: Rich on October 31, 2006 01:47 PM

I basically agree with the populus, E.D. is definitely misplaced in her new slot, Brigitte Quinn she is not. She was much better suited for the early morning telecast. Additionally, though Kelly Wright appears to be a very competent and serious reporter, in the weekend early morning slot, which is more fun filled and relaxed, he brings a new meaning to the word vapidity. And, finally, I wholeheartedly agree that the shameful, never ending, constant shilling of the book "MR & Mrs Happy", is absolutely ridiculous. Enough already!
By the way, does anyone have a definitive answer as to what happened to Brigitte Quinn? I have read much speculation, but no one seems to really know. She was one of the few truly professional newscasters, she was the closest thing to fair and balanced, though the term Fox News fair&balanced seems to be somewhat of an oxymoron!

Posted by: Gary on November 2, 2006 01:11 PM

Then why do you watch?

PS: Bridgette couldn't stop stuttering through the interviews and constantly using the phrase "if you will". I'm thrilled she's gone!

Posted by: lucy on November 3, 2006 10:32 AM

Actually, I do not watch anymore, based upon my previously stated observations......

Posted by: Gary on November 4, 2006 01:25 PM

E.D. is a very smart person. She has more of everything than any of the other ladies put together. I think she'll do great in anything she does. The time slot she's in is hard to watch. Most people are busy during her new hours. Molly H. would've been great, I agree. Nobody can replace E.D. but Molly could come real close. Nothing against Gretchen I just like Molly better. All and all I love Fox

Posted by: Patty on November 6, 2006 09:56 AM

julian phillips was insufferable. thank god he is gone. I like chris knowles, he is excellent kiran is very animated and likeable too.

Posted by: gloria on November 14, 2006 02:04 PM

I'm an avid FNC watcher. (Long time watcher, first time blogger). I agree with most of the postings above about not needing to fix something that ain't broken. I do have to comment that the more I watch the new F&F weather guy, the more I like him. He does the job. Go FNC!

Posted by: Corona on November 18, 2006 12:13 AM

i LOVE Alyson Camerota. Since Juliet Huddy left, SHE is the reason I watch, followed by Kiran. Why did Juliet get divorced??

Posted by: fan on November 29, 2006 02:05 PM

As an often FNC viewer, I watch both Fox & Friends and other morning products of this cable network. Will someone tell me why througout this entire network there are no minority anchors or anyone of color entrusted with an opinion. Steve, Gretchen, and Brian (just kills me) are pandering to the puppeteer, Roger Ailes. The only minority with an opinion is Juan Williams. This is the whitest newcast on cable television. Any and every opinion from Fox News wheter national or internationally must be from a white perspective. Julien, Kelly, Wendell, and Juan are simply a minor showcase for a so-called "fair & balanced" bunch of crap. Laurin Green, Dari Alexander, and Uma Permaraju are beautiful. The rest of the "blone wannabe-corps" in my opinion are "Stefford Wives" with no shame. The short skirts (legs crossed) are selling Fox News. Now, that's probably fair and balanced. Every anchor fo F&F seems to have an opinion. However, whenever Julien offered one he was considered either arrogant or stupid. As for the racist jerk who claims this is a whiteman's world, he is right, but the black man has your women.

Posted by: Douglas on November 30, 2006 11:00 PM

So What! You wearing that like a badge of honor? Whoop-ti-dooo! So I guess it's strictly for the bragging rights and nothing deeper. You idiot!

BTW, name all the hundreds of minorities at all the other networks in key positions and I might listen to your bull.

Posted by: whitewoman on December 4, 2006 01:56 PM

Is it just me or is everyone as sick of Mr.and Mrs. Happy as I am. Steve needs to give the book a rest. ORielly is just as bad but at least his book has substance. And if you buy into the fair and balanced thing you obviously never heard Gretchen going off on OJ.

Posted by: Tom Carter on December 9, 2006 08:16 AM

Get rid of Gretchen...BORING....Juliet Huddy, Kiran, E.D. Hill, are my favorites. Myself being from Texas, I miss E.D.'s talking about UT Longhorns. and P.S. Juliet will you marry me?

Posted by: Mitch on December 9, 2006 08:23 AM

O.J. is a murderer, Tom! He's FAIR GAME!

Posted by: chief on December 13, 2006 01:25 PM

I agree Jullian was self promoting, but that is what me yell at the TV. I would not miss a show. When the girls gang up on Jullian, I laughed so hard my sides would ache.
The "dance off" with Jullian and Janice Dean was TV at its best. Kelly is great, but should remain in Washington. Much too stoic and business like.

Posted by: carrell on January 5, 2007 02:47 PM

Talking about self promotion, how about Steve Doocy and his 6 month, in your face, self promotion of his stupid book?

Look, I don't mind someone like O'Reilly mentioning his book and website at the end of his show with a quick blurb, but that Steve Doocy crap went too far. It was regularly brought up in the middle of general reporting along the lines of "Yes we killed Zarqawi, that reminds me of this part in my book..." or "We lost another serviceman in Iraq this morning, which if you would have read my book...."

It got to the point where I just stopped watching the show altogether.

It was simply ridiculous. Like watching a 3 hour infomercial every morning.

Posted by: Digger on January 5, 2007 05:40 PM

After reading all the comments concerning Julien, maybe there is some viewership bias. Think about this, there were only three blacks males reporting news at FNC. That would be Kelly, Wendell, and Julian. There is not a black male single host of any program at FNC. Ironically, Kelly fills the spot Julian vacated. I have observe Julian on FNC weekends and found him to be honest and straight forward. He certainly didn't tow the line like the other "Stefford" women of FNC. Opposing view points is what make news noteworthy. This "sing-a-long with Mitch" (Roger Ailes) is not FAIR nor BALANCED. For the record, I think Uma and Harris are beautiful women of color.

Posted by: Doug on January 30, 2007 01:47 PM

I really think Julian paid with his job for Fox's mistake in breaking up a good team with him, Mike and Juliet. While Mike and Juliet have made it, I think the show has suffered. I really like Kelly Wright, but I don't believe he is good in this role. After all these months, he still seems uncomfortable.

I think Greg Kelly, Paige Hopkins and someone (maybe Alyson) would be good on the weekends). I think Greg Paige and Kiran would have been good. I will miss her too. I hate these sudden departures. After all, they call it Fox & Friends and I feel like I am losing a friend when they make these changes.

Posted by: kathy on February 26, 2007 11:01 AM

Wondering what happened to John Scott on Fox News? Seems as though his stint with E.D. Hill went bust. Then, after a switch-up where E.D. Hill got her own spot, it seems as though, that was the timeframe where they tried out John Scott for a very short time in his own spot again. But now without any acknowledgement to "filling in for," Greg Jarrett is apparently heir to the throne once filled by Scott. What's the scoop? I'm sure I'm not the only one trying to figure this one out


Posted by: craig Hill on February 26, 2007 12:55 PM

I use to love fox channel. When I saw what you did to kirin it sickend me. She was the heart of the show.Thank God Chris followed her. your station put cnn and other news stations down but from this point I will watch cnn because they have kirin and hopefully chris will follow on one of the other obviosly better networks. You have let alot of good people go. Even on the night shift where did Donna Fiducia go. She was just a night reporter and a good one at that. You take pride that your number one. I think your empire is about to faLL. How could you pick gretchen over Kirin. Gretchin is boring and no offense she might of been beautiful once upon a time but she looks like she got caught in the headlights like a deer. She is soooo boring. A E.D Hill wannna be. Good bye fox and hello cnn.

Posted by: jeannette kulinski on February 26, 2007 01:05 PM

Kiran is where she has wanted to be for a long time. When it came to choosing between a more conservative host and a more liberal one, Fox chose the conservative. Maybe Fox got tired of hearing Kiran talk about her beer drinking husband and their nights of watching WWF. Kiran will fit in nicely with the lib/anti-war crowd at CNN. She's finally free to voice her true views without fear of repercussion.

Posted by: california dreamin on March 8, 2007 06:16 PM

Why did Megan Kendall change her name? She is not wearing a ring? Divorced and took maiden name back?

Posted by: Ann Haley on March 15, 2007 02:57 PM

Yes, Megyn Kendall is now divorced and has gone back to her maiden name of Kelly.

Posted by: california dreamin on March 16, 2007 08:48 AM

The weekend show is making me crazy! Each week they have a different woman in the chair. It's as if they think the female is the problem....it's not! IT'S KELLY WRONG (WRIGHT)! It's unbelievable how they seemingly refuse to accept the fact that they totally ruined the show by putting Kelly in the mix. He's awful! Page Hopkins is the very best female for that spot. Greg Kelly is perfect because he is very professional and proper without being boring or saying corny things like Kelly. I'm open to either another man or woman....just someone who will bring the show back to what it used to be! Serious when appropriate, yet light-hearted, witty and fun!

Posted by: lucy on March 22, 2007 02:59 PM

Let's please stick with Paige Hopkins in the middle seat. She is smart, articulate, and easy on the eyes. Sorry to sound so sexist, I'm just a healthy and confident heterosexual man who appreciates the female form---with respect, of course.
There seems to be good chemistry with this trio, and the news isn't hitting me like a mule-kick. I get a blend of entertainment,with talk from grown-ups. Just what I want to see and hear, first thing in the am, especially on my weekends.

Posted by: Clinton E Myers on March 24, 2007 04:58 PM

Your writer Chris Robertson needs a proof reader. I miss Kieran and Julian. The best show was with Julian and Juliet playing basketball. Alysin is in love with herself and her shoes.

Posted by: Kathy on May 22, 2007 01:35 PM

Bring back Brigitte Quinn. If a smart gal has a place with FNC, she will certainly fill the bill. There are enough blonde bobble heads on FNC to satisfy any taste. Brigitte comes across as more professional than most of the others. And nice legs, too!

Posted by: M. Johnson on May 24, 2007 09:53 PM

Paige Hopkins has ruined the show for me. She is worthless & contributes absolutely nothing. On top of having to hear about all the Rosie ODonnell crap going on I now have to listen to Paige defend her & say how much she loves Rosie every time her name is mentioned. Paige Hopkins has worn out her welcome with me & if they don't get her off the show pretty quickly they will lose me as a viewer.

Posted by: Teresa on May 27, 2007 04:45 PM

Paige is a heck of a lot better than that Courtney Friel ding-bat! And Paige keeps things moving. Kelly ruins the show. I think they've been trying different people occasionally in his spot to feel it out. He brings everyone down with his "goodie-two-shoes" bit. Greg Kelly is so much more relaxed when Kelly isn't there. And as for Brigitte Quinn.....ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? Every other phrase is "if you will" and she has a hard time spitting out the words sometimes...uh, uh, um, um. No way!

Posted by: lucy on June 18, 2007 11:44 AM

It is obvious that FNC is the white people news channel. I see all the negative things said about the people of color and it makes me sick. Especially when you see comments from people like that idiot Paul on July 29 2006 that said this is a white man's world in regards to Julian Phillips no longer working at FNC. There is no way in this world that FNC can be fair and balanced when they get rid of someone who doesn't share their views. What they are is foolish and biased! It is funny how the far right claim to be religious, but it is ok to be biased against people of color. I guarantee you there will be alot of religious far right people in hell on judgement day.

Posted by: Jerry on June 19, 2007 08:45 AM

Here it is: Boring white people suck and boring black people suck....period! Put the race card back in your pocket! White people are sick and tired of it as are most blacks who aren't wasting their talents, sitting around and saying "poor me". Get a grip!

Posted by: LUCY on June 19, 2007 02:45 PM

Why don't you prove me wrong! How many blacks or any other minorities for that matter have there own program at FNC?
People like Lucy want to pretend there is no racial bias at FNC, but a blind man or woman could see it, unless of course their name is Lucy. Why is it that when Kobe Bryant was accused of raping a white woman FNC took the side of the white woman, but when the Duke thing happened they immediately took the side of the white guys before we knew all of the facts in the case. Explain that Lucy!

Posted by: Jerry on June 20, 2007 03:13 AM

blah, blah, blah! And why is no one going after the black woman who lied? You're the racist! Lucy was right!

Posted by: carl on June 20, 2007 10:09 AM

Hey, Jerry. For your information, I said from the very beginning of that whole Kobe mess that the girl was lying and she went to that room fully knowing what she was doing. I never believed it for a minute. See, that's the problem. You judge people unfairly and are the typical "bigot". You paint every white person with the same brush just because they're white. It's just like that disgusting Al Sharpton. But you never see him coming out and standing up for a white person who has been treated unfairly. It's ALL one-sided with people like you. I have the same disdain for skin-heads and the like. No wonder this country is in so much trouble. There's never any happy medium.

Posted by: LUCY on June 20, 2007 10:35 AM

Carl, did you call Paul (July 29 2006) a racist? What I said doesn't compare to what he said. What I said is the truth and people like you can't handle it. And Lucy, I said FNC was biased concerning the Kobe Bryant case, you may have agreed with me that he was wrongly accused, but FNC didn't agree with you and me and that is what I am complaining about. They immediately sided with the white woman just like they immediately sided with the white guys in the Duke case. Am I the only one who see's any bias there?

Posted by: Jerry Moore on June 21, 2007 01:33 AM

That Paul is DEFINITELY a racist pig! I liked Julian and ever since he left (or was fired...who knows) the weekend show has struggled. They brought Tony Perkins in one weekend (I think he works for the local Fox network) and he was terrific! But then, back to Kelly again. I'm not here to defend Fox News. I watch Fox to get BOTH sides of the story on most issues, especially politically. You can watch any of the other cable networks or mainstream media and you will not consistently see interviews where both sides are represented. Most of the time it's left-leaning. That's the real reason Fox News is so hated by all the other news organizations and why they have become the #1 cable news chanel. It's hard to argue with the facts. People are tired of being fed only one side. I'm not interested in color. If someone is good at what they do that's all I care!

Posted by: carl on June 21, 2007 11:21 AM


Posted by: FREEBIRD 66 on August 8, 2007 03:47 PM

Chris Knowles is weather person on CW11. Karin Chetry is doing well with American Morning with John Roberts. Julian Phillips I have no Idea where he is or what or what he is doing.

Posted by: Bill on August 9, 2007 07:56 AM

I love the Fox News Channel.
I think that all the Fox News babes are hot! That includes Linda Vester.
But if Linda Vester asked for my advice, before leaving her Dayside program for maternity leave, I'd have warned her that the network might not save her place on Dayside. I would have also warned her that a maternity leave would give her audience plenty of time to forget her and also give her producers plenty of time to replace her...and without wasting time, they did.
When Juliet Huddy stepped in, I'm sure that a lot of the male audience forgot about their wives while watching Dayside.
A female news anchor, program hostess or any female TV personality should know better than to be too confident.
I hope that Linda Vester's employment prospects are better than waitressing at Pizza Hut or greeting shoppers at Wal-Mart.

Posted by: P.J. on August 21, 2007 12:49 AM

Wow, interesting (and excruciatingly long) thread. So many rabbits chased down so many holes, but as long as we're here...
Julian Phillips: performed admirably as the "balance" in the "fair and balanced" act we've come to expect from FNC. Hated to see him go. (And for those who insist that FNC functions as a shill for the RNC, let us not even go there: just try and find anything close to what FNC offers on any other channel--you won't.)
Kelly Wright: unapologetically and unfailingly a gentleman's gentleman, ordained minister and gospel musician--what you see is what you get. Goes out of his way to make cast, crew and observers feel comfortable and at home.
Uma P.: I couldn't believe some of the earlier idiotic comments regarding this beautiful and articulate woman's eyes and smile. (By the way, I wonder if any of these cretins ever bother to research the educations and backgrounds of the various news personalities. Uma's is replete with charitable work, including a promient role in Big Sisters of America. Absolutely a treasure.)
Donna Fiducia: Bright, beautiful and equestrian extraordinaire. Missed her a lot since she left "the night shift".
Alisyn: what's not to like? So she loves her family and talks about them. That's what most of FNC's viewers are looking for--real personalities, not cardboard cutouts. You can get those on the mainstream shows.
Kirin and Chris: too bad for Kirin's fans, but somebody got a little too big for her britches. What the future holds for Chris is anybody's guess.
Gretchen: Finally loosening up a bit and fitting in better than she did at first. Pretty girl...and check those educational credentials, will ya? Honors at Stanford and Oxford--no bimbo, our Gretchen.
Mike and Julie: loved the chemistry, just wish I could still watch their show.
Julie Banderas: keep your eye on this one. Rising star who's going to dominate the market within a decade's time. National audiences first saw her during the Schiavo affair, then it was on to several FNC news magazines, RedEye, etc....beautiful, smart, irreverent, unconventional, bawdy, streetwise.
Brett B.: Jimmy Olsen-ish good looks, but among the best deliveries in television today. Another one to keep your eye on.
Hannity: severely damaged his credibility over the past year with his attempts to coronate Giuliani. Makes all of his previous morality-centric arguments ring hollow.
O'Reilly: risks turning himself into another Geraldo with all the melodrama. Popular show, to be sure, but he's dangerously close to jumping the shark.
Geraldo: still have no idea what this clown is doing on FNC. Just go ahead and give him the big round red nose and floppy shoes--it'll complete the picture.
Greg Kelly: Marine aviator turned news jockey, all-American boy, and living proof that real men still have manners, clean-up nice and don't need to act like drug-crazed jerks to have a place in pop culture.
Page H.: beautiful, elegant, articulate, fun...should occupy her weekend spot on Fox 'n Friends until she wrings it out, then host her own show. Format wouldn't matter--she'd make bizillions.
E.D. Hill: not sure whose buns she frosted, but her current spot in the line-up doesn't showcase her gifts. Needs a team like Steve and Brian or she sinks like a millstone.
Steve D.: megastar, but will only ever be successful in his current role. As if that's a bad thing...
Brian K: like Alysin, makes FNC what it is--a network made-up of real people. Zany and undoubtedly a hoot at parties. Everybody knows a Brian Killmead--everbody.
Britt H.: rumors of an affair with an underling have damaged this giant's reputation.
Megan K.: rumors of an affair with the managing editor of a top rated cable news outlet have damaged this news-neonate's reputation.
Laurie Dhue: Chapel Hill's fairest flower and the one who caused more than a few FNC viewers to stop channel surfing for a minute and just behold.
Janice Dean: one of my personal favorites, just because she's always cheerful and professional. Won all our hearts on RedEye with her wit and, um, interior decorating acumen.

Posted by: NewsAnalyst on October 27, 2007 07:07 PM

Fox & Friends new pinch hitter co-host Greg Kelly is easily one of the most conceited, pompous, arrogant, uptight boors that has ever hit the airways. Even harder to watch than the insufferable Bryant Gumbel, when Kelly speaks all others might as well shut up, kneel down and worship at the feet the oracle himself. When he pronounces his views he states them as incontrovertible facts, right down to the absolute fact that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman. Kelly, with his whopping 34 years on this Earth presumes to know it all, about all things, no matter how obscure the field.

He has no chemistry with his peers, and what we can tolerate is only made bearable by the intervention of co-hosts Aliysn Camerota or Kelly Wright, a man of maturity, class, and consummate deference.
Bring back Tiki Barber!

If I never had to see Kelly on TV again I would be most pleased; absent that result, pair him with the up and coming Julie Banderas, a woman who is not afraid to stand her ground. She'd come to blows with the guy. Come to think of it, she might make the better of him.

Go back to the military Greg where you can do some good ... maybe you can bore the enemy to death. You are definitely NOT READY for prime time in the AM.

Posted by: Wiseman on November 22, 2007 06:43 AM

I agree that Greg Kelly is the most obnoxious and self-absorbed host since Julian Phillips. Why the heck is Fox News allowing him to ruin Fox and Friends Weekend? Kelly Wright and Paige Hopkins are fantastic together but when Greg "What about me" Kelly opens his mouth he wipes the smiles off the faces of Fox and Friends fans.

I hope Fox News gets the message and doesn't keep Greg Kelly around as long as it did Julian Phillips.

Does anyone know if there is a video of the Julian Phillips/Barbara Feldon interview? Crazy stuff!!!

Posted by: Robert Williams on December 8, 2007 07:33 AM

I think one of the brightest, most attractive and most unassuming Fox newspersons is Megyn Kelly. I've been searching for bio news on her - to no avail. I'm also curious about her recent name change (Kendall to Kelly).

Posted by: Mickey Daylor on January 10, 2008 10:52 AM

Here is some info on Megyn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megyn_Kelly

She got divorced and went back to her maiden name of Kelly.

Posted by: lucy on January 22, 2008 09:50 AM

Megyn Kelly is getting married to someone named "Doug" on March 1, 2008. Megyn, Bill Hemmer, Jarrett and Jamie Colby were joking about it and teasing Megyn on air this morning.

Posted by: Lincoln on February 22, 2008 12:54 PM

Hallelujah! Looks like they FINALLY replaced Kelly Wright on the weekends with Clayton Morris! He's been on the past two weekends so I'd say it's official. Thank God! He's witty, intelligent and fun while maintaining the serious side needed in many situations.We first caught sight of him on the Daily Buzz several years ago and thought that he had a very bright future. It also seems that Ainsley Earhart has replaced Paige Hopkins. I really enjoyed Paige, but I can live with Ainsley. She has been on the weekend show reading the news and she seems to have grown quite a bit and has become much more comfortable having fun and kidding around.

Posted by: LUCY on February 25, 2008 01:19 PM

Anyone have a guess as to how long Kiran Chetry will hold her spot as co-host of American Morning on Cnn? They change hosts every couple of years over there on that show. I can't imagine that she will last any longer than any of the rest of them did. Well, at least she's working at a channel where she fits politically. Wonder who will take her place when she goes on maternity leave?

Posted by: california dreamin on March 1, 2008 08:59 PM

Why did F&F Weekends replace Kelly Wright and Paige Hopkins with the corny Clayton guy and no talent Ansley. I guess they wanted some dumb blonde and a no talent white guy to replace an intelligent Kelly Wright. I will no longer watch F&F Weekends!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Graham Wellington on March 8, 2008 01:11 PM

Nice "fake" name, "Graham Wellington"! ha! We've all seen that ad with the guy pretending to be all those different people trying to rent an apartment!

Kelly Wright stunk! Granted, he's intelligent, but also a complete and utter bore! Thank God they saw the light finally. His attempt at humor would be best used for a children's television show. HE was CORNY! Maybe Clayton's humor is just a little above you.

Paige was good but Ainsley will be alright too.

And I'd say there are some serious bigoted undertones in your comments and quite frankly, white America is sick of it! Get the chip off your shoulder!

Posted by: lucy on March 10, 2008 02:17 PM

I agree with Graham or what ever his name is! Black people don't last long on FNC. For those who don't agree name one black person on FNC today that is a regular.

Posted by: Jerry on March 11, 2008 09:14 AM

Name one? Harris Falkner. And MANY MANY black regular Fox contributors that are on the Fox payroll.

Your turn,name some on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC???

Posted by: LUCY on March 13, 2008 11:58 AM

I haven't seen Harris in quite some time so I would hardley consider her a regular and the contributors are just that, contributors so don't try to make out that they actually are FNC employees and I don't know where you came up with MANY MANY blacks because there has never been that many blacks on FNC including employees AND contributors.

The only channel I watch on a regular basis is ABC and they only have one person Charlie Gibson, so I don't know how many blacks work there, but my local ABC news has black, asian and hispanic people on camera. The only reason I watch fox is because it is the only channel available at my job. If it wasn't for that I wouldn't watch the FAKE AND BIASED Fox News Channel if you paid me.

Posted by: Jerry on March 15, 2008 06:08 AM

Ha! Well, guess you're stuck with it!

And sadly, you're the type who will vote based strictly on color and not qualifications. You're no better than the people you criticize!

Posted by: lucy on March 17, 2008 12:50 PM

I just call it like I see it!

Posted by: Jerry on March 18, 2008 02:47 AM

I, for one, enjoyed Kelly Wright. I was not a big fan of Page's, but she was tolerable. I could do without Greg "I'm trying to be endearing" Kelly. Now, with the new crew, there's not much reason to watch FNF on the weekend. Kelly may be been boring, but at least he added some credibility to the show. Ainsley is just a cute blonde, and I have heard little original thoughts from her. She is strictly scripted.

Too bad. I watched FNF on the weekend for quite some time.

Posted by: Meghan on March 18, 2008 06:11 PM

Gretchen Carlson is terrible. She is short, fat, ugly and very unprofessional. I have nick named her the 'Chubby Chipmonk'. Get rid of her; yikes, she stinks!

Posted by: peter genpva on April 20, 2008 10:53 AM

And she is so loud and shrill at times. Plus that stupid little half laugh/giggle she inserts into almost every news story.

Posted by: lucy on May 14, 2008 11:21 AM

I should be so fat (Gretchen). I do like Kelly Wright and Greg Kelly. Where have they gone? (I don't care what color they are!!!)

Posted by: jean on May 15, 2008 11:06 AM

Greg and Kelly have been replaced by Clayton Morris and Dave Briggs. I think they're going to work out really well. They each have a great wit and play off each other very well.

Posted by: lucy on May 21, 2008 12:24 PM

I really liked Linda Vester. Bring her back please. She had a quick wit about her.

Posted by: Pat on July 20, 2008 11:43 AM

I just read through these comments and a lot of things have changed since the last comment. I personally like all of the morning anchors during the week and weekend on Fox news. I do notice that they shuffle in new people quite a bit and those that were stalwarts (like Page Hopkins) get put "out to sea" and are never heard from again! I don't know how many times I have googled Page to find that she is still on the Fox news bios, but where is she really? The best thing that has happened to Fox lately is the new Strategy Room, no commercial interruptions.......

Posted by: Bill on December 15, 2008 12:16 AM

My perspective as a man concerning Fox News women. Linda Vester reminded me of Jessica Savitch. I loved Savitch. Vester could be a little tight but there was something extremely sexy about her, E D Hill was my favorite. She was a real person. What you saw is what you got. In my younger days, I would have wanted her as a girlfriend because she is fun and has a brain. Fox and Friends was made for her. She would try anything for a laugh. I love Alisyn for her beauty. Fox should have kept Kiran Chetry, she was fun and beautiful and I liked her and Alisyn together. Laurie Dhue should be a model or an actress and leave the news business. Gretchen is not a Fox and Friends type unless she can loosen up and get in the dunk tank like E D did.. Megan Kelly is extremely intelligent, opionated, and very attractive. I like her. Martha Mc Callum is also somebody I like a lot. Juliet Huddy was not good on Fox and Friends but she is pretty good on the Fox morning show. Ms Lauren Greene is the classiest of all the people on Fox and so talented.

Posted by: Redtom100 on February 22, 2009 07:13 PM

Speaking of people filling in, can anyone figure out why Fox and Friends has Peter Johnson, Jr. in to fill in for people all the time? That guy is HORRIBLE!!!!! What a nerd! And not funny AT ALL!!!! I e-mailed them about it but apparently they don't care. They keep using him. And his "nerdier yet" daughter is always on the set (behind the scenes) when he subs. She's at least high school age. He must not trust her to be home alone before school in the morning!

Posted by: lucy on March 20, 2009 11:12 AM

I have been searching to find out where is ED Hill and then I wondered where is Julian Phillips. I really liked everyone on the morning shows but there have been so many changes. I definitely miss ED Hill in the morning and am still disappointed that she is no longer on Fox. I have to admit that Megyn has brought a lot of beauty and class and intelligence to Fox and hope she stays. It has taken me a long time to get used to Gretchen. I immediately loved ED, but I guess we are all subject to change. Fox is still my favorite. But I am still wondering where is ED Hill and Julian Phillips today.

Posted by: Nancy on March 21, 2009 09:47 AM

ED Hill's contract with Fox was not renewed in November 08. She had an afternoon show on Fox but the show was canceled after she referred to Barrack Obama and his wife's fist bump as a "terrorist fist jab". Some people have NO sense of humor. Anyway, she apologized the next day but it didn't matter to the execs I guess. Too bad we can't hold the bozos on Capital Hill to the same standards, i.e., Barney Frank referring to Justice Scolia as "that homophobe" yesterday. There are two sets of standards, depending which side of the isle you are on.
Julian is a motivational speaker. You can google him and read his bio etc.

Posted by: lucy on March 24, 2009 01:48 PM

I would like to know who was resposible for e.d. Hills being taken off Fox? I think it must have been very personal because hardly anyone cared about her remark. She was excelent, someone ought to get her back.

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