From the time she was a kid, Juliet Huddy knew she was going to be in front of the camera. The daughter of a network television producer father and a professional singer mother, Juliet had performing in her blood. By the time she reached her early teens, she knew exactly what she wanted to do.
MTV had just come out, and Juliet was smitten.
Her musical tastes spanned a fairly motley spectrum: Duran Duran, The Clash, Adam and the Ants, The Jam, The Police, U2. She didn’t care about labels, she cared about cool music. Even then, in the early 1980’s at the age of eleven, Juliet knew she wanted to be around the music industry. Someway, somehow.
Thanks to the aforementioned 24 hour music video phenomenon, Juliet began passionately following her favorite bands. Not exactly atypical for a kid her age. What was unusual, however was the fact that she didn’t just ‘follow’ these artists. She meticulously researched them. Investigated them. Wrote up what were essentially teenybopper dossiers on each musician from virtually every single band on MTV. And when her parents weren’t home, and her little brother was too busy playing to spy on her, Juliet would hold mock interviews with her imaginary musical subjects. Some of her friends thought she was a little…weird. Juliet liked to think of herself as…”creative”.
As you may know, Juliet’s career path ultimately would swerve in a different direction. She did get a job interview at MTV, and she thought it went great…until she saw some of the story ideas she’d pitched in the interview air on MTV News. Adding insult to injury, she didn’t even get a job offer. Instead, she jumped at incredible opportunities that did open up to her — not in music, but in local television news, including KADY-TV in Oxnard, California as well as WAWS-TV in Jacksonville, Florida.
In 1998 she was hired by the fledgling Fox News Channel. First as a correspondent out of the Miami and LA bureaus, covering everything from hurricanes and wildfires to the Red Hot Chili Peppers New Millennium concert on December 31st 1999 at the Los Angeles Forum.
After the 9/11 attacks, she was transferred to Fox News HQ in New York City, hosting, among other shows “Fox & Friends”, “DaySide” and her own nationally syndicated talk show, “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet”, interviewing newsmakers, Hollywood stars and many of the biggest artists in the music world.
Recently, though, Juliet decided it was time to shake things up. And although some say her latest career move is kind of a “180”, she thinks it’s more of a “360”, circling back to her true passion — music journalism.
With BlondeAndCrossbones.com as her platform and the help of some of the music industry’s biggest names — including Don Jamieson of “That Metal Show”, legendary publicist “Metal Maria” Ferrero, pop culture commentator and former “Howard Stern Show” gossip guy Chaunce Hayden — Juliet Huddy will marry her solid journalism background with her love of music. She’ll talk to the hard music world’s game changers and legends — bringing mainstream music lovers, rock and metal back together again.