Names: Juliet Huddy and Mike Jerrick.
Jobs: Co-hosts of Fox’s lively news-and-entertainment program The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet.
Ages: Huddy is 38, and Jerrick is 57.
Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Juliet: My mom is my favorite living New Yorker. She grew up in Closter, New Jersey, but moved to New York City immediately after graduation to study acting. She moved to Miami after meeting my dad in the late sixties. Things came full circle, and now she’s back in the area. She always had such cool stories of her city days, acting at Neighborhood Playhouse and American Academy of Dramatic Arts and singing at places like the Living Room. I always thought New York had a magical appeal to it, and it’s totally because of her.
Mike: Jimmy Breslin.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Mike: Definitely the black cod with edamame dumplings at Buddakan.
Juliet: I have to say, I have had some pretty sick (translated: great) late-night (translated: had been out on the town) meals (does standing at a counter constitute a meal?) at Pakistani Tea House down near Chambers Street. However, I love the filet at Del Frisco’s, near my studio. I also love starting my Del meal with the lettuce wedge slathered with blue-cheese dressing.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Juliet: I do as much as I possibly can to get on Mike’s nerves, because it’s really funny to watch him when he gets cranky.
Mike: I fight off Juliet’s sexual advances and annoy co-workers.
Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Juliet: I would, but I’d become a hell of a lot better at letting other people foot the tab.
What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Mike: A cab hitting a hot-dog vender. The last good thing I saw was Grey Gardens.
Juliet: Young Frankenstein — I love Roger Bart. He came on our show; he was really cool and much cuter in person.
Do you give money to panhandlers?
Juliet: If they’re clearly disabled or very old it’s hard for me not to. However, nothing annoys me more than the guys who stand there with the signs saying, “Okay, I admit it, I’m just gonna use this for beer.” Ha-ha; real cute.
What’s your drink?
I love frozen margaritas — the mango margs at Mexican Radio are great, and the pomegranate margs at Rosa Mexicana are amazing and potent.
Mike: Mine’s a Glenlivet on the rocks.
How often do you prepare your own meals?
Mike: One meal out of ten.
Juliet: Horrifyingly, I never do. I lured my boyfriend with tales of how much I love watching football and cooking. I was a great cheerleader this season for the Giants, but, in the nine months we’ve been together, I’ve cooked twice.
What’s your favorite medication?
Juliet: My chewy, caramel-flavored vitamins.
Mike: Flintstones chewables and Advil liquid gels.
What’s hanging above your sofa?
Mike: A downstairs neighbor. Just kidding. An abstract painting.
Juliet: Exposed pipes. I live in a loft, and the sofa is in the middle of the room.
How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Juliet: Thankfully, my haircuts are taken care of through work, but hundreds of dollars for a haircut is crazy.
Mike: It’s usually 11 p.m., but it should be 9 p.m.
Juliet: I was the kid growing up at slumber parties who started bitching at the girls to be quiet so I could get sleep. Bedtime is as early as I can make it without totally gypping my friends and loved ones out of quality time.
Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Juliet: Since I’m walking around Times Square very early in the morning to get to work, I prefer the new and safer Times Square.
Mike: New Times Square, but I miss scaring my out-of-town friends with the old Times Square.
What do you think of Donald Trump?
Juliet: I love him. He went out of his way to help me out with something a few years back, and I’ll never forget it.
Mike: Big-time fan.
What do you hate most about living in New York?
Juliet: That it’s such a haul to get out to L.A., where I used to live and still have family and friends, including my dad.
Mike: That New York football is played in New Jersey.
Who is your mortal enemy?
Juliet: The girl that tries to get a guy’s attention when she knows he’s with his girlfriend or wife.
When’s the last time you drove a car?
Mike: Christmas holiday in South Beach.
Juliet: A…car? What is this…car you speak of?
Who should be the next president?
Juliet: I’m still undecided, but I will say this is the most exciting election in my memory. We have, in hot contention, a former POW, a woman, and an African-American.
Mike: Michael Bloomberg.
Times, Post, or Daily News?
Juliet: I am a New York Post fan.
Mike: The Post.
Where do you go to be alone?
Mike: St. Mary’s Church on West 47th.
Juliet: I love the view from the waterfront in Jersey — the New York skyline is unbelievable from 14th Street in Hoboken. In the evening, it literally glitters. One of my favorite things to do is to sit on a bench by the water in the warm weather and watch the cruise ships go by on Sunday afternoon.
What makes someone a New Yorker?
Juliet: A love of starting a night on the town at 11 p.m. and trying to convince out-of-towners that it’s cool and not crazy.
Mike: After ten years of living here, you still celebrate the good, the bad, and the ugly, and it irks you off when people dis it.