|Education Emerson College|
Spouse Andrew Sansone (m. 2009)
Height 1.65 m
|Role Television Actor|
Name Julie Banderas
Siblings Melissa Bidwell
|Full Name Julie E. Bidwell|
Born September 25, 1973 (age 42) (1973-09-25) Hartford, Connecticut
Occupation Fox News Channel Anchor/National Correspondent
Notable credit(s) The Big Story Weekend host
Relatives Howard (father) Fabiola (mother) Melissa (sister)
Children Addison Melissa Sansone, Avery Julie Sansone
TV shows Fox Report, Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue, Fox News Live, Fox Report with Shepard, The Big Story
Similar People Courtney Friel, Ainsley Earhardt, Laurie Dhue, Martha MacCallum, Patti Ann Browne
Julie Banderas 08-02-14
Julie Banderas (born Julie E. Bidwell on September 25, 1973) is an American television news correspondent and anchor for the Fox News Channel. She is currently the anchor for America's News Headquarters on Saturdays and Fox Report Weekend.
Banderas is a daughter of Fabiola R., a Colombian woman, and Howard D. Bidwell. Banderas has a sister named Melissa. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Emerson College.
Banderas began her career at WLVI-TV in Boston, Massachusetts. She went on to serve as a local news anchorwoman for WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia; WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut and WNYW in New York City.
Banderas joined the Fox News Channel in March 2005 as a general assignment reporter. In June 2006, she gained international media attention for her infamous on-air clash with Shirley Phelps-Roper, former spokeswoman for the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, in which she later stated "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"
In 2008, she replaced Laurie Dhue at the anchor position for Fox Report Weekend. In 2010 she took maternity leave with Harris Faulkner assuming her responsibilities. She returned to Fox News from leave near the end of 2010 and was reassigned to the position of general news correspondent.
Banderas' husband, Andrew J. Sansone, a member of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity and founding president of both Old Rock Media and Big Apple Channel, proposed marriage to her with a message in a bottle while they were clam digging on Long Island Sound. She announced their engagement during an episode of America's Election Headquarters on September 21, 2008. They wed at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church on August 29, 2009. Their daughter Addison Melissa was born on April 21, 2010. A second daughter, Avery Julie, was born on November 13, 2012. They currently reside in New York City.