Wright Replacing Phillips On F&F Weekend

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By Brian 

FNC’s Julian Phillips is losing his Fox & Friends Weekend anchor gig, FTVLive reports. The site says Phillips couldn’t muster up on-screen chemistry with Kiran Chetry and Alisyn Camerota. D.C. correspondent Kelly Wright will replace Phillips “as soon as this weekend.”

In addition, Rudi Bakhtiar is reportedly getting a higher-profile assignment in the 5pm hour. She may be used to attract more eyeballs to The Big Story; it was the lowest-rated weekday FNC program in the 25-54 demographic in the second quarter…

> Update: 2:08pm: “I wonder what Rudi Bakhtiar’s ‘higher-profile assigment’ means for Jane Skinner, who has been filling a similar role on The Big Story,” an e-mailer says…