Julie Banderas is an Emmy-award winning American news anchor and journalist well-known for anchoring the programs America’s Newsroom, The Faulkner Focus, and Outnumbered on FOX News.
Before her stint with FOX News, Banderas served as News Anchor/Reporter for Fox 5 (WNYW-TV New York) from Jan 2002 to Nov 2005.
|50 years old
|September 25, 1973
|Father: Howard Dexter Bidwell
Mother: Fabiola R. Bidwell
|Andrew J. Sansone
|$12 million to $14 million
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Early Life and Background of Julie Banderas
Julie Banderas was born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, on September 25, 1973. As for Banderas age, she is currently 50 years old.
Regarding family, Banderas is the daughter of late Fabiola R. and Howard Dexter Bidwell.
Her mom was a Colombian immigrant, and her dad, who was in the Navy and a civil engineer, started a company called Consolidated Precast, Inc.
Banderas has a sister and four half-siblings from her dad’s first marriage. Their names are Howard (Bud) Bidwell, Marybeth (Becky) Bender, Susan Williams, Tracy Bidwell, and Melissa Bidwell.
Education-wise, Banderas graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Emerson College.
Julie Banderas Professional Career in Journalism
Julie Banderas began her journalism career as a News Anchor at WHSV-TV, part of Gray Television, from October 1997 to July 1999. During this time, she gained valuable experience in reporting and presenting news to the audience.
Following her tenure at WHSV-TV, Banderas took on the role of News Anchor/Reporter at WBRE-TV/WYOU-TV from January 1999 to January 2000. Her responsibilities included delivering news stories and updates to the viewers.
In the next phase of her career, Banderas served as a News Reporter at WFSB TV from January 2000 to December 2001. This period of her career allowed her to hone her reporting skills and contribute to news coverage.
Building on her experiences, Banderas joined Fox 5 (WNYW-TV New York) as a News Anchor/Reporter, where she worked from January 2002 to November 2005. During this time, she continued to grow as a journalist, covering various news stories in the New York area.
In 2005, Julie Banderas made a significant move to Fox News Channel (FNC), where she assumed the role of a New York-based anchor.
Over her impressive 19-year tenure at FNC, starting in 2005, she reported on numerous major news events, including significant incidents like Hurricane Sandy, the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, and the papal inauguration of Pope Francis. Her contributions expanded to health and wellness stories for the network.
Awards and Nominations
In 2004, Banderas won the award for “Outstanding Single Newscast” Emmy award for her coverage of the Republican National Convention.
Is Julie Banderas Married?
Julie Banderas, who is now divorced, was previously married to Andrew J. Sansone. Andrew is known for his involvement as a member of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity and as the founding president of both Old Rock Media and Big Apple Channel.
The announcement of their engagement was made during an episode of America’s Election Headquarters on September 21, 2008, and they exchanged vows at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church on August 29, 2009.
However, in December 2022, Julie shared on her Twitter account that she and Andrew Sansone had separated.
The news of their separation became public. Subsequently, on February 9, 2023, during an episode of Fox’s Gutfeld!, Julie Banderas revealed that she was in the process of getting a divorce.
Julie Banderas Children
Banderas has three children. She gave birth to her three children when she was still married to Andrew J. Sansone. Her first child and daughter “Addison Melissa Sansone,” was born on April 21, 2010. Her second child and second daughter Avery Julie Sansone, was born on November 13, 2012 while her third child and first son “Andy Harrison” was born on May 21, 2016.
Julie Banderas is an accomplished and award-winning journalist who has made a lot of money from her career in broadcast journalism. As of the time of writing her net worth is estimated to be between $12 million to $14 million.