Who is Julie Banderas?
Julie is an American television personality who came to prominence as a news anchor for the Fox News Channel. She has contributed to a number of Fox News shows, including “America’s Newsroom” and “Outnumbered”, among others.
Julie Banderas Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Julie Bidwell was born on 25 September 1973, in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, the daughter of Fabiola R. and Howard Dexter Bidwell. Of Colombian heritage on her mother’s side, she has a sister and four older half-siblings from her father’s first marriage.
She was been fascinated with women journalists from an early age, wanting to become one of them. She would spend nights waiting for the news programs. Her interest in journalism increased as she got older, and after high school, Julie enrolled at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, from which she obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Once she obtained her degree, Julie joined WLVI-TV in Boston. After a year of honing her skills there, Julie moved to WHSV-TV station, headquartered in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she was the local news anchor for two years before she became the news anchor and reporter for WBRE-TV in January 1999.
However, this didn’t last long, as Julie was recruited by WFSB TV in her hometown of Hartford, where she remained there for two years, after which she became the reporter for WNYW, headquartered in New York City, a Fox News affiliate and better known as the flagship Fox 5.
She served almost four years in the position before she was recruited by Fox News channel as an anchor, beginning her work on “Fox Report with Jon Scott”. She also had a general-assignment reporter role and in 2006, she gained international acclaim after clashing on air with a former spokeswoman for the Westboro Baptist Church, Shirley Phelps-Roper, stating that these people should be arrested and continued to say that they have disgraced fallen soldiers and innocent young children, and that they should receive the death penalty.
This put her on the map, and she began her rise in the corporate world of Fox News. She began contributing to other shows, including “Red Eye with Tom Shillue” as a guest panelist.
Rise to Prominence
As her career improved, Julie’s assignments at Fox News increased, and in 2008 she replaced Laurie Dhue as the anchor of “Fox Report Weekend”. After maternity leave she took in 2010, she returned and was promoted to a role of a general news correspondent.
Her new assignments took her to several new on-screen appearances on Fox News, contributing to the shows “Happening Now” (2012-2018), then “Fox and Friends”, which she also co-hosted, then “Fox News Live” (2012-2023), while from 2014 to 2023, she featured in 70 episodes of the “Outnumbered” show as a guest co-host and Fox News correspondent. Some of her most praised reports include the crash landing of Southwest Flight 345 at LaGuardia Airport, then the inauguration of Pope Francis, the live coverage of the New York City mayoral race, and of Hurricane Sandy. Over the years, she’s also been focused on stories about health and wellness for the Fox News channel.
Hope you enjoyed tonights show! I’ll be on @OutnumberedFNC and @Gutfeldfox again tomorrow then back Thursday for @OutnumberedFNC and capping off the week by hosting @FaulknerFocus on Friday followed by my hat trick appearance on @Gutfeldfox Cheers🥂 @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/pgB10KkTFZ
— Julie Banderas (@JulieBanderas) August 30, 2022
To speak further of her accomplishments, she serves as the panelist on the show “Gutfeld!” (2021-2023) and has co-hosted the show “The Big Saturday Show” (2021-2023). Moreover, she’s the guest host of the show “The Faulkner Focus” (2021-2023), in addition to making many more contributions to Fox News Channel.
According to sources, Julie Banderas’s net worth is estimated at $12 million, as of early 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children
Julie met her now ex-husband Andrew J. Sansone in 2005 when working on the same project, and the two started dating shortly afterwards. Three years later, he proposed to her in a rather original way. According to reports, Andrew proposed to her with a message-in-a-bottle that he pretended to find while the two were on the beach clam digging on Long Island Sound. She announced their engagement while on-air on “America’s Election Headquarters” on 21 September 2008.
The couple held a wedding ceremony on 29 August 2009 at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Since then, the couple has welcomed three children, Addison Melissa Sansone, born in 2010, Avery Julie in 2012, and Andrew Harrison in 2016.
However, on 12 February 2023, Julie announced that she was divorcing her husband of 14 years, but there has been no news since.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Julie Banderas has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and she weighs approximately 130lbs (60kgs). Her vital statistics are 36-26-38, and her bra size is 36B.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Julie took the professional name, Banderas, feeling that it would bring her more popularity than her birth name, which she’s continued to use despite marrying and taking her husband’s last name legally last name, not wanting to change Banderas.
Julie is a human rights activist, primarily focused on helping retired soldiers. Her father is a retired Navy veteran, and this has prompted her to help those who served in the military.
An avid traveler and water lover, Julie and Andrew often traveled together by their own boat and have taken their children on various cruises that would last hours and sometimes days.
Julie loves animals, but had avoided having pets for some time before she adopted two pets and now calls herself a pooper scooper, and not just because of her children. Jokingly, she has said that she goes to her job every day to relax.