Jillian Barberie, John Phillips to share mid-day radio slot

GooddayMidDay.jpgWhen last we saw Jillian Barberie, she was leaving Fox 11 once and for all after her "Good Day LA" spot was eliminated and was joining KTLA to do some entertainment shows. As of Monday, she will be a talk radio co-host on KABC (AM 790) with John Phillips. The show will air noon to 3 p.m. weekdays. From the station:

Barberie is well known to Southern California for her 18 years as co-host of Fox 11’s top-rated morning show, Good Day LA, where she engaged audiences with her real-life stories and electric energy. The sassy, Canadian-born Barberie has made a career out of hanging with the guys. While hosting Good Day LA, she also spent a decade on the Fox NFL Pre-Game Show working opposite Curt Menefee, Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw.

“Jillian’s energy, experience and love for Southern California are unmatched. We’re absolutely thrilled that she’s joining the TalkRadio 790 team in this important role,” said John Dickey, Executive Vice President and co-COO of Cumulus.

"I am so excited to be partnered with John Phillips! I couldn't be happier to be a part of the KABC team, which is such a great place with incredibly talented people. I've always felt that there is something unique and liberating about doing radio,” Barberie said.

“Jillian is not only a high-energy broadcasting star, she’s a real-life mom and trend-setter – and has an opinion on everything! We are going to give the listeners a reason to take a long lunch everyday. It's going to be a blast,” Phillips said.

Phillips began his radio career as the youngest major-market radio talk show host in the country. He is also a columnist for The Orange County Register and makes weekly appearances on Fox 11 Good Day LA as a political analyst, in addition to regular appearances on cable news.

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