Bradley Jackson is the current co-anchor of UBA’s The Morning Show with Alex Levy, having replaced Mitch Kessler, who was fired for sexual misconduct.
Her parents divorced after her father was sentenced to prison for driving while intoxicated and killing a child.
She has been estranged from her father for 15 years and has not spoken to him. She had numerous disagreements with both of her parents.
She had an abortion at 15, which her mother was not aware of.
The One Thing That Sets Bradley Apart From Every Other Character on ‘The Morning Show
Though stars Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell have repeatedly stated that neither of their Morning Show characters is based on real people, it’s difficult not to see parallels between them and Matt Lauer, who was fired from the Today show in 2017 following sexual misconduct allegations, and Savannah Guthrie, who was his co-host at the time and has carried the show since. (Lauer apologized for his actions in a statement read on Today at the time, but said not all of the allegations were true.)
In fact, the new Apple series follows a nearly identical timeline: Alex Levy (Aniston), who has worked for 15 years with her co-anchor Mitch Kessler (Carell), learns in the early hours of the morning that he has been fired following a sexual misconduct investigation.
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She announces his dismissal to the rest of America on-air that day, just as Guthrie did with Lauer, and is left scrambling to keep the show running on her own. Bradley Jackson, a fiery local news journalist played by Reese Witherspoon, is the only character who doesn’t fit into this story. She’s spontaneous and doesn’t fit the mold of a morning anchor — or, as she says in the trailer, any mold.
Unlike Alex and Mitch, Bradley does not appear to have a real-life counterpart — at least not an obvious one. Initially, she’s set up as a foil for Alex: the network’s higher-ups have been trying to push her out and bring in fresh (and younger) blood, and Cory Ellison (Billy Crudup) sees Bradley as the ideal destabilizer. However, there is no competition, according to star and executive producer Reese Witherspoon.
“What I think is interesting about our characters is Alex has existed in a system that barely made space for her and she felt lucky to be the only woman in that space,” Witherspoon said earlier this month at a press conference. “‘Hold on!’ says my character as he walks in. One woman is insufficient. There should be more. There must be everything.'”
Witherspoon has remained tight-lipped about how Alex and Bradley’s relationship develops, but she has hinted that they will not fight throughout the season. “To me, it’s like second and fourth-generation feminism, like a slightly different ideology,” she explained at the press conference. “You see clashing ideologies, but you also see us coming together toward a common goal at the end of the season.”
In contrast to the unconventional, anti-establishment Bradley, Lauer’s open Today show slot was filled in 2018 by Hoda Kotb, a veteran Dateline and NBC correspondent. But, given that the rest of The Morning Show’s plot is so heavily based on real life, Bradley appears to be the show’s only original character. It only adds to her surprise.
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