Multiple sources tell me that Jillian Mele, the former co-host of Breakfast on Broad who is now sort of a CSN personality at-large, will be leaving for FOX News, the cable network, where she may host an early morning shift (I heard 5 a.m. but wasn’t able to confirm that). It’s unclear when she’ll be starting the new gig.
I reached out to Mele for comment but haven’t heard back.
Thoughts: Regardless of your thoughts on FOX News, this is a huge step up for Mele. Not particularly surprisingly, either. She was easily the best on-air personality on BOB, and always seemed like she would one day do a national show. Wasn’t expecting FOX News, however. If she gets the 5 a.m. hour, she’ll expand her viewership from a small fraction of hardcore Philly sports fans to, oh, the president of the United States, who apparently has nothing better to do in the mornings. And let’s be honest, Mele easily fits the FOX News aesthetic.