January 26, 2017
FOX29's "Good Day Philadelphia" co-host Mike Jerrick has been suspended over a comment he made about Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, during a Monday morning broadcast, Philadelphia magazine reported.
Jerrick said that Conway is "good at bulls---" on the morning show after watching a clip of Conway calling comments made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer "alternative facts" during a post-inauguration interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."
The "Good Day" guests then discussed Conway's remark when Jerrick blurted out, "She's good at bulls---!"
Media industry website FTVLive.com also reported Jerrick's suspension Wednesday night.
It's not clear when Jerrick will return.
A spokesperson for FOX29 has not yet responded to a request for comment. A personal number listed for Jerrick went unanswered Thursday morning.
Claudia Russo, a spokesperson for FOX29, said Tuesday that the matter has been addressed but refused to comment further.
"This is not in line with Fox Television Stations' guidelines and the matter has been addressed," she told PhillyVoice earlier this week.
Jerrick posted an Instagram photo to his Twitter account late Wednesday night of him at Madison Square Garden, where the Philadelphia Flyers were set to play the New York Rangers.
The selfie was captioned, "Night off. Why not. Always a good fight." It elicited comments from his followers like, "The show needs you, if u don't come back soon I will stop watching," and "I will not watch until Mike returns...#fox29goodday love ya Mike!"
A source told Philadelphia magazine that Jerrick was suspended because of the profanity, not because the comment was made about a political figure.
Jerrick was not present on Thursday morning's broadcast of the show.