The Bert Show has hired a new cast member from Florida named Abby Murphy.
She replaces Davi Crimmins, who was fired from the Bert Show last summer. While The Bert Show said there were chemistry issues on the show, Crimmins in her podcast blamed an unnamed colleague for causing her issues.
Since Crimmins left, the show had maintained a three-person show featuring lead Bert Weiss, long-time co-host Kristin Klingshirn and Moe Mitchell, who joined the show in 2018.
According to a press release, “the Florida native’s sense of humor combined with her quick-witted spirit will complement the show’s real, raw and funny conversations that have captivated millions of listeners across the country over the past two decades.”
Weiss, who started the show in 2001 in Atlanta on Q100 (now Q99.7) and is now heard in more than 20 markets nationwide, said “when looking for a fourth co-host who would bring the level of energy and enthusiasm our listeners have come to love and expect, Abby was a no-brainer with her easy-going nature, can-do attitude and hilarious views on the world around us.”
Murphy, who will join the Bert Show on Thursday, has been hosting a podcast “The Break Up Break Down” in which she talked to guests about their shocking, messy and, oftentimes, vulnerable break-up stories.
The 2019 University of Florida graduate has worked in both TV news and radio. Her most recent radio job was with soft pop station Easy 102.9 in Jacksonville hosting mornings.
The press release also described Murphy’s hobbies as “enjoying spontaneous trips with friends, impulse-buying rom-com books online and cheering on The University of Florida, no matter the Gators’ winning streak.”
Weiss, in an interview the following Monday, said he was seeking a cast member who was single and dating and “eager to talk about Hinge and Bumble,” referencing two popular dating apps. “She fit perfectly,” he said. “She just stood out.”
He said he put an ad out in a couple of radio industry papers and her application was the only one that provided a video greeting. He was also impressed that she interned with Elvis Duran, the famous New York morning host. She melded well with his two other cast members Kristin Klingshirn and Moe Mitchell as well.