Jillian Barberie, whose stints at KTTV Fox 11 and KTLA Channel 5 were clouded by clashes with colleagues, brash behavior and low ratings, has finally gotten a new gig — on radio.
Barberie will host a new afternoon show on TalkRadio 790 KABC AM where she will be joined by another KABC personality, John Phillips. "Mid-Day LA with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips" will debut Monday and air weekdays from noon to 3 p.m as part of the local station's recently launched lineup.
After an 18-year run on KTTV's "Good Day L.A." where she worked as a weathercaster, lifestyle reporter and co-anchor, Barberie left the station in 2012 after being yanked off the anchor desk.
During her time on the station, Barberie clashed with co-anchor Dorothy Lucey, making unflattering comments about her on Howard Stern's radio show and calling her "very Christian and Bible-thumpy." Lucey, who also was let go from the station in 2012, said she was frequently distraught by Barberie's "mean."