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Shake-Up At Good Day LA! Jillian Barberie Leaves After Nearly 20 Years, Insists She Wasn’t Fired

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By Radar Staff

She’s a friend to the Kardashian clan and has been the face of morning news in L.A. for nearly two decades.

But now – in an amazing shake-up – Jillian Barberie has left her position as co-anchor of Fox’s Good Day LA. The 46-year-old Canadian confirmed the news on her Twitter page on Thursday, and insisted that she wasn’t fired.

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Barberie, who is also a NutriSystem spokeswoman, wrote: “Just informed I am no longer on @gdla. It’s been an amazing 2 decade run!

“I will always be grateful for the fun and opportunity!”

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She also took to her blog on Friday to insist she was not fired but that she chose to leave after bosses tried to use her as a field reporter.

The mom-of-two, who worked alongside co-host Steve Edwards for 17 years, wrote: “I wasn’t let go as in ‘fired’.

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“In fact, Fox was trying to find something for me to do a few times a week. But the truth is, I loved being on set. Teasing Steve, doing celebrity interviews and working off script and ad libbing [sic]…”

Barberie, whose husband Grant Reynolds appeared in the short-lived reality TV show Househusbands of Hollywood, said she didn’t think doing “segments from the field” was a “good fit” for her.

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Edwards, 64, tearfully confirmed the news on Friday’s show.

Former TV Guide Network correspondent Maria Sansone will replace Barberie. Fellow co-host Dorothy Lucey who had also been on the show for 17 years was let go in May.

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Barberie apparently won’t be unemployed for long. She told her fans: “I just signed on with a GREAT cosmetics line!”

She added: “I’ll keep you updated!”

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