Julie Banderas is a brilliant American journalist, television news anchor, and correspondent associated with Fox News Channel. She is the host of famous programs such as America’s News Headquarters, and Fox Report Weekend.
Prior to her Fox News career, Julie has also worked for WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pennslyvania, WNYW in New York City, and WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut. She joined Fox News Channel as a general assignment reporter in 2005. She is the wife of Andrew J. Sansone, the President of both Old Rock Media and Big Apple Channel.
Let’s take a sneak peek at Julie’s biography, height, her career at Fox News and other interesting facts about the talented journalist below
The early years of her life
Julie Banderas was born Julie E. Bidwell in Hartford, Connecticut in the United States on September 25, 1973. She was born to a Colombian mother named Fabiola R. and Howard D. Bidwell. She was raised in Connecticut along with her sister named Melissa; she has an American nationality and belongs to Colombian ethnicity.
While growing up, Julie developed a keen interest in becoming a reporter and during her college days, she was reporting on her school’s website. She attended Emerson in Boston, Massachusetts where she got a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. She started her journalism career at WLVI-TV, Cambridge owned television station serving in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon graduation, she was hired as a local news anchor at WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia and later on, she moved to WBRE-TV located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Julie also worked for a while at WNYW in New York City. While at WNYW, she covered live, the Republican National Convention for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Newscast in 2004.
She was first a general assignment reporter for Fox News
After winning the award, Julie Banderas was sought after by so many popular networks but she opted for Fox News Channel in 2005. She started working as a general assignment reporter, covering top stories including the disappearance of the US student in Aruba in 2005, Hurricane Dennis, the legal case of Terri Schiavo from Florida, and the murder of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford by a notable sex offender among others.
Furthermore, Julie came into the limelight following her clash with Shirley Phelps-Roper who is the former spokesperson for Westboro Baptist Church in 2006. The Hartford native was promoted to an anchor in 2008 when she replaced Laurie Dhue on the program titled the Fox Report Weekend. She was replaced by Harris Faulkner during her maternity leave in 2010. When she returned towards the end of the year, she continued as a general news correspondent.
Banderas covered the New York City mayoral race in 2013 as well as the crash landing Southwest Flight 345 at the LaGuardia Airport. She also brought a live coverage of Pope Francis inauguration, Hurricane Sandy, and also contributed to health and wellness stories for Fox News. Julie is currently working as a New York-based correspondent for Fox News as well as an anchor on Fox Report and America’s News Headquarters.
She Is Married With Children
The amazing journalist is married to Andrew J. Sansone. They have been married for more than 10 years since they sealed their love with a nuptial bond on August 29, 2009. The wedding ceremony was held at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and was attended by the couple’s family and close friends.
They have three children – Addison Melissa Sansone born on April 21, 2010, Avery Julie Sansone born on November 13, 2012, and Andrew Harrison Sansone born on May 29, 2016. Her husband Andrew is the founding president of Old Rock Media and Big Apple Channel. He is also a member of Habitat for Humanity’s board of directors. The couple has been living happily in together in New York City and there is no sign of break up yet.
Julie Banderas Height and Body Measurements
Julie Banderas is tall, smart and has an attractive personality. She has a height of 5 feet 4 inches and seductive body measurements (breast-waist-hips) of 36-26-38 inches. She wears a bra of size 34B, dress size of 8 (US) and her shoe/feet size is unknown. Julie has dark brown eyes, dark-brown hair color and weighs 60 kg (132 lbs).
Other Interesting Facts about the Fox News Anchor
- She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Newscast after covering the Republican National Convention in 2004.
- Julie garnered fame internationally following her clash with Shirley Phelps-Roper, the former spokesperson for Westboro Baptist Church in 2006.
- She is currently a general correspondent for Fox News, an anchor on Fox Report, and America’s News Headquarters.
- Banderas and her husband have three children, a son, and two daughters.
- It was alleged that Julie had an affair with a married photographer and the video was leaked in New York News Daily. Apparently, that was not true as it was confirmed by Julie herself.
- Julie Banderas currently has a net worth of $12 million. She is also available on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.