Just six months after joining Fox News, former Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (now rebranded as NBC Sports Philadelphia) host Jillian Mele is getting her own show.
Starting Oct. 9, Mele — who joined Fox in April, as a news anchor on President Trump's favorite show, Fox & Friends — will co-host the 5 a.m. hour of a new two-hour edition of Fox & Friends First that will air weekdays from 4 to 6 a.m.
The former Breakfast on Broad host will be joined at the desk by weekend anchor Rob Schmitt.
The new 4 a.m. hour of Fox & Friends First will be hosted by Heather Childers, who has co-hosted the 5 a.m. hour for nearly five years. Once the network launches its new Fox News @ Night program at the end of the month, Fox News will have live weekday programming for 20 hours a day.
Mele will also continue to provide news updates for Fox & Friends from 6 to 9 a.m., where her segments have appeared numerous times in Trump's Twitter feed, which has over 40 million followers. She's also been able to rub elbows with members of the first family.
Mele's tenure at Fox hasn't been completely free of controversy. In July, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy was forced to correct a report from Mele that fired FBI Director James Comey's personal memos detailing meetings with Trump contained "top secret information."
Prior joining Fox News, Mele spent two years co-hosting Breakfast on Broad, where she won an Emmy Award before the show was canceled in February. Prior to that, she spent seven years at NBC10, where she worked as a news reporter, sports anchor, and traffic reporter.