Television news anchor Julie Banderas (born Julie Bidwell) is an American who works for Fox News Channel out of New York City. She later went to work under the name Banderas.
Julie Banderas presented Fox Report Weekend and now works as a critical weekday fill-in anchor for shows like America’s Newsroom, The Faulkner Focus, Outnumbered and The Big Saturday/Sunday Show. She also appears frequently on Gutfeld!, a late-night comedy show on Fox News.
How Was Julie Banderas’ Early Life?
The parents of Banderas are Fabiola R. and Howard Dexter Bidwell. Her mother is a Colombian immigrant, while her father was a civil engineer and Navy veteran who founded the successful company Consolidated Precast, Inc.
Banderas is one of five children, including her sister and four half-siblings, born in her father’s first marriage. She attended Emerson College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree.
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Julie Banderas Successful Career
Banderas’s television career got its start at the Boston station WLVI. Later, she became a local news anchor for WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia, WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut; and WNYW in New York City.
She has been working as a general news correspondent for Fox News since March of 2005. Fox Report Weekend hired her to take over for Laurie Dhue in 2008. She went on maternity leave in 2010 and Harris Faulkner took over her duties. Shortly after her return to work at Fox News at the end of 2010, she was moved to a new role as a general news correspondent.
Is Julie Banderas Divorced?
Andrew J. Sansone, Banderas’s husband and a member of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity and the founding president of Old Rock Media and Big Apple Channel, proposed to her with a message in a bottle he claimed to have found while clamming on Long Island Sound.
She revealed their engagement during the September 21, 2008 broadcast of America’s Election Headquarters. On August 29, 2009 they tied the knot at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. They live in New York City with their three kids. Julie has opted to keep her marriage together for the sake of her children, even though busy lifestyles are a common cause of divorce.
In June 2006, a fight she had on air with Shirley Phelps-Roper, a former spokeswoman for the Westboro Baptist Church, made headlines around the world “These people should be arrested and I understand the right to protest, but when you disgrace not only our fallen soldiers but when you disgrace innocent young children, I swear. Lock ’em up. Throw away the key. Give ’em the death penalty. I think it‘s disgusting.”
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