Jillian Barberie Tweets She's No Longer On 'Good Day L.A.' [UPDATED]
Jillian Barberie, longtime co-anchor of local Fox affiliate's morning show "Good Day L.A." made a startling announcement this morning via her personal Twitter account:
Barberie, who began work on "Good Day L.A." in 1995, did not offer any other information about leaving the show.
Back in May, Barberie wept staged "tears" on air for Dorothy Lucey, her longtime co-host on the boisterous morning program, who was leaving the show.
In 2009, when LAist spoke with Barberie (who also uses her married name, Reynolds), we asked "Does the show surprise you everyday?" Here's her reply:
No, but I surprise myself, what comes out of my mouth sometimes. I think what surprises me is after 16 years how much fun I am having. Steve and I realize that we are finally in a really nice groove. It hasn't always been that way. There was a time when Dorothy and I fought like animals. For a while I couldn't stand Steve and he couldn't stand me. We had all of these emotions on our show. It is the most real show I have ever done. There is nothing real about reality TV. I mean I am doing a reality show now. They come to you with ideas and story lines and scripts. and I am like are your friggin' kidding me? My husband is doing one called Hollywood House Husbands. It's going to air this summer. They have storylines and where they want it to go. I am not used to that. I am used to this morning show where I get to talk live.
UPDATE: "Good Day L.A." announced today that Maria Sansone will serve as the shows new co-host. She will join Steve Edwards starting October 1.