When it comes to broadcasting, there are so many areas involved. Most journalists are often perfect in-house while others work on the fields. Also, a few others take up investigatory journalism, as well as television and radio broadcasting. Julie Banderas is a journalist who gained popularity working with the cable station Fox TV. She has covered almost all areas of broadcasting and is perfect at her job.
After graduating from college, she took up a minor job at a local television station before eventually gaining a spot at Fox cable network in 2005. On live TV, she has had a few tussles trying to air her views. She has also faced a few controversies at her workplace.
She Started Her Career With WHSV -TV/ Gray Television In 1997
At birth, she was named Julie E. Bidwell on the 25th of September 1973. She was born in Hartford Connecticut and there, she spent her formative years. There are no many details regarding her education, the only facts refer to her days at Emerson College. It was there that she bagged a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Broadcast Journalism.
If anything, the fact that Julie studied Broadcast Journalism in college shows that she knew from a young age what career path she wanted to pursue.
It was as a news anchor that she worked with WHSV and stayed with the outlet for almost two years. She joined the establishment sometime in October 1997 and remained with them until July 1999. After she left, she joined WBRE-TV/WYOU-TV and served as a news anchor and reporter from January 1999 to January 2000.
The next media house Julie Banderas would work for before she joined Fox was WFSB TV. As a news reporter, she worked with the network for two years, from January 2000 to December 2001.
Julie Banderas Joined Fox 5 In 2002
After she had worked in a few local stations, Julie got a break that indicated a major growth to come in her career. As a news anchor and reporter, she worked with Fox 5 (WNYW-TV New York). It was her time with this outlet that made a way for her to join Fox News Channel. Her stay with Fox 5 lasted from January 2002 to November 2005.
Also in 2005, Julie Banderas joined Fox News Channel and has remained with the network ever since. She was employed as a general assignment reporter and within a year of her employment, she showed her relevance to the team. Then in 2006, she became notable, what with her infamous on-air clash with Shirley Phelps-Roper.
Even with the chaos, she made during that period, Fox Television kept her and by 2008, she took the place of Laurie Dhue who hosted the Fox Report Weekend. Two years later, Julie took maternity leave from the show and was replaced by Harris Faulkner. She later returned during the latter part of 2010 and occupied the place of fox general news correspondent.
Has She Left Fox News Channel?
With Fox, Julie has faced a few challenges that may have warranted the cable station to lay her off, however, her contributions to the news world have kept her going. Some refer to her as an aggressive lady who always wants her views to be aired while others see her as the perfect person for her kind of job.
Despite her excellence with the cable station, Julie has encountered a few controversies while on duty. She had a tussle rumble with Meghan McCain pertaining to her jokes about the lady’s meltdown with the thoughts of democratic socialists on social media. She justified her actions by stating that she doesn’t ever want her grandchildren growing up in a socialist nation.
There had also been rumours about her resignation or retirement from Fox television, however, the journalist has publicly stated that she is not leaving the station but is only going to work during the weekdays and have her weekends to herself and family. In a nutshell, Julie Banderas is still a news anchor and national correspondent with the network.
The Journalist Has Been Married Since 2009
Being a successful and popular woman, in addition to the fact that she is good-looking and good-natured, there is no doubt that there are a lot of people who would love to be the romantic partner of this journalist. Because of this, fans have been keeping up with her love life, just as they do with her career.
Both in her career and marriage, Julie Banderas has done well for herself. It is no secret that the news correspondent is a married woman. She tied the knot with a man named Andrew J. Sansone sometime in 2009.
Andrew is on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity and is the founder of the Old Rock Media and Big Apple Channel. Julie and Andrew had a core romantic relationship. They dated for a while before the CEO presented her with one of the most romantic proposals in history.
Marriage and Family Life of The Couple
Sansone proposed to Banderas through a message entrapped in a bottle while on an adventure on Long Island Sound. Accepting the proposal, they had an elaborate wedding at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church on the 29th of August 2009.
In 2010, Julie’s absence from work was based on the birth of her first child, Addison Mellisa. Addison was born on the 21st of April in 2010. Two years later, they welcomed their daughter Avery Julie, precisely on the 13th of November 2012. Her son, Andrew Harrison later came along on May 9, 2016.
Judging by the pictures the journalist share online, the family is a happy one; they spend a lot of time together and the parents are devoted to building an incredible bond with their kids.
What We Know About The Family She Hails From
Julie Banderas is one of the five children belonging to Howard D. Bidwell and one of the two children born to Fabiola R. She has one biological sibling named Melissa Bidwell and four half-siblings: Howard (Bud) Bidwell, Marybeth (Becky) Bender, Susan Williams, and Tracy Bidwell.
Howard, her dad, while he was alive, worked for the Navy team as a veteran and subsequently ran a company known as Consolidated Precast, Inc. He was married thrice and Julie’s mother is his second wife.