She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, on September 25, 1973, and was given the zodiac sign of Libra at the time of her birth. Banderas is a naturalized citizen of the United States. She is well-known in the television news industry as a journalist.
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Early Life And Education
Julie grew up in Hartford with her parents, Howard D. Bidwell and Fabiola R. She has a younger sister, Melissa Bidwell, and four half-sisters from her father’s previous marriage. Their names are Marybeth Becky Bender, Howard Bud Bidwell, Tracy Bidwell, and Susan Williams. Her father expired in the year 2010 who served in the US Navy and founded Consolidated Precast, Inc. as an engineer. He was married three times, the second time to Julie’s mother, Fabiola.
Julie grew up with a passion for journalism and was inspired by watching the female reporters she saw on television. She would spend hours watching the news, and her parents urged her to follow her ambition but not spend too much time in front of the television. She began studying journalism as a kid and continued to pursue similar subjects in high school. She attended Emerson College after graduating from a local high school and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1995.
Julie’s career accelerated after that, with her first job at Boston’s WLVI-TV station. From there, she proceeded to work for WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia, as a local news anchor, But she didn’t stay long, as she swiftly moved to WFSB-TV in her hometown of Hartford, and then to WNWY in New York City. She progressed through the ranks after joining the Fox News Channel as a general assignment reporter in March 2005, but she didn’t get attention until she had a verbal altercation with Shirley Phelps Roper, a spokesperson for the Westboro Baptist Church. ‘These people should be arrested, and although I understand the right to protest, when you disrespect not only our fallen soldiers but also innocent little children, I swear,’ she said on social media after the incident. Secure them. Take away the key. Carry them out. It repulses me.’
She took over as an anchor of the “Fox Report Weekend” programme in 2008 when Laurie Dhue, the previous anchor, left the network. She had a short leave of absence in 2010 due to pregnancy and was elevated to general news reporter upon her return.
Julie has revealed certain details about her marriage to the public, but she has kept her personal concerns private. She met her spouse while working on the same project in 2005, and the two started dating soon after. Andrew J. Sansone is currently the president of Old Rock Media and Big Apple Channel, as well as a board member of Habitat for Humanity. When they were clamming on Long Island Sound, he proposed to his wife by placing a message in a bottle – Julie revealed their engagement on television on September 21, 2008, during “America’s Election Headquarters.”
Her present net worth is estimated to exceed $1.5 million, and it continues to rise as a consequence of her job as a FOX network reporter.