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|Born||Michael Eugene Joseph Jerrick
July 3, 1950
|Education||BS Journalism University of Kansas|
|Occupation||Morning Anchor - Fox|
|Notable credit(s)||PM Magazine, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, DaySide, Fox & Friends|
|Children||Daughters - Jessica and Jill|
|Website||Fox 29 Philadelphia|
Michael Eugene Joseph "Mike" Jerrick (born July 3, 1950) was the co-host with Juliet Huddy of the morning program The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, which began in January 2007. The last "live" episode of the show aired on June 12, 2009. He has formerly co-hosted with Huddy DaySide and has both been the co-host and current fill-in host on Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel. Jerrick now co-hosts Good Day Philadelphia on WTXF.
Life and career
Jerrick was raised in Wichita, Kansas, and attended Chaplain Kapaun Memorial High School, a Jesuit-run boy's school (now defunct; merged to become Kapaun Mount Carmel Catholic High School). The Wichita native started his career at Topeka's WIBW-TV in Kansas (when fellow Foxer Steve Doocy was doing the weather at WIBW's crosstown rival, KSNT-TV). Jerrick's boyish looks and charisma soon took him to WNYW in New York as a producer and later host, before moving to San Francisco's KPIX-TV.
During the mid-80s, Jerrick served as co-host for the USA Network afternoon talk show Alive and Well. He also worked for HBO's World Entertainment Report, before moving to the Sci-Fi Channel's Sci-Fi Buzz and later hosting What's News on America's Talking, a short-lived cable news channel. Soon after, he hosted CNBC's America After Hours, and moved to WTXF as the morning host on Good Day Philadelphia before coming to the Fox News Channel in 2002.
After his daytime talk show, The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet, was cancelled, Jerrick returned to Philadelphia, and now co-hosts Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia, and occasionally is called back to New York as a substitute on Fox & Friends Weekend.
On Wednesday April 1, 2015, Mike Jerrick announced his candidacy for Mayor of Philadelphia for the 2015 elections. This announcement was made on the morning show "Good Day Philadelphia". Jerrick received multiple messages of support, however, it was an April Fools joke.