Join legendary show host Curtis Sliwa & Juliet Huddy on 77 WABC Radio every Weekday at noon!
Curtis Sliwa, known by millions as the founder and leader of The Guardian Angels, has greatly impacted the American way of life. Curtis refused to accept criminal activity and founded one of the world’s largest grassroots organizations.
The Guardian Angels
In 1979, New York City was the crime capital of the United States. Along with many NYC natives, Curtis Sliwa grew tired of the subway threats, street fights and fearful nights. These dangers and lack of control were the impetus for Sliwa’s groundbreaking idea: The Guardian Angels. Conceived as a grassroots opportunity for individuals to rally with one another, The Guardian Angels quickly became an international phenomenon. Known by their signature red berets, the Angels’ persona stood for justice and the empowerment of individuals.
Today, The Guardian Angels have expanded into 14 countries and over 140 cities. The volunteer organization continues to flourish as individuals assume local responsibility for their communities. It is a constant example of the power of “Us and We, not I and Me.”
Curtis Sliwa’s core ideas resonate well beyond the streets safeguarded by The Guardian Angels. With a unique combination of conviction and charisma, he often speaks before corporate teams, media professionals, senior executives, non-profit associations and educators. Drawing upon community activism as a backdrop, Sliwa draws direct comparisons. The challenge is this: “You have to get involved in the process. Don’t sit on the sidelines.” Sliwa has been privileged to speak for a variety of esteemed organizations including The Children’s Miracle Network, the YMCA, the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary International, the Young President’s Organization, News America Marketing, the New York State Broadcasters Association, the Willow Creek Association, Bob Proctor’s Life Success Consultants and The Salvation Army. His work has been recognized by Presidents Nixon, Reagan, Clinton and Bush; applauded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani; and commended by business, entertainment, and civic leaders worldwide.
From the time she was a kid, Juliet Huddy knew she was going to be a talk show host. 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. She headed to the University of Missouri, interning at local ABC affiliate KMIZ-TV.
After graduating, Huddy’s career path took her first – to local television news, at small- and medium-market stations in California and Florida, where she also served as “newsgal” on the provocative and irreverent morning radio program, “The Lex & Terry Show”.
In 1998 she got her big network tv break as a national news correspondent for FOX NEWS, based in Miami, and later – Los Angeles.
After the 9/11 attacks, Huddy was transferred to FOX HQ in New York City, hosting, among other shows “FOX & Friends”, “DaySide”. In 2007, she was given her own nationally syndicated talk show, “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet”, interviewing everyone from Condoleeza Rice to Metallica’s James Hetfield.
In 2012, she moved to morning news at FOX 5 in NYC, then launched her own music website, “Blonde & Crossbones” – focusing on interviews with rock and metal superstars and up-and-comers.
Huddy’s versatility, experience and success over more than two decades in media makes her a perfect partner and host for a lively NYC-based talk radio show.