Julie Banderas

Julie Banderas Fox News, Net Worth, Salary, Husband, Children and Name Change

Who is Julie Banderas?

Julie Banderas is an American journalist working as a news anchor for the Fox News Channel. She has previously hosted Fox Report Weekend and later moved to serve as the weekday anchor.

She joined Fox News Channel in March 2005 as a general assignment reporter and she mainly works as a primary weekday fill-in anchor.

Julie Banderas Age

Banderas is 48 years old. She was born on September 25, 1973, in the United States.

Julie Banderas Height

Banderas stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches.

Julie Banderas Parents

Banderas was born and raised by her parents in the USA. Her mother, Fabiola Bidwell, is an immigrant from Colombia while her father Howard Dexter Bidwell is a retired navy veteran and civil engineer.

He established his company named Consolidated Precast, Inc. Moreover, Banderas has a biological sister and four other siblings from her father’s first marriage.

Julie Banderas Husband Andrew

Banderas is married to Andrew J. Sansone. They got married on 29th August 2009 at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in the presence of her family and close friends.

Julie Banderas Children

Banderas and her husband Andrews have three children together namely; Avery Julie Sansone, Melissa Sansone, and Addison Sansone.


Banderas holds a bachelor’s degree from Emerson College.

Julie Banderas Salary Fox News

Banderas earns an annual salary of $687,000 as of 2022. She works as a news anchor for the Fox News Channel.

Julie Banderas Net Worth

Banderas has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million. She has earned this figure from his career as a journalist.

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Julie Banderas Fox News

Banderas started working for Fox News Channel as a general assignment reporter in March 2005. She took over as Fox Report Weekend anchor in 2008, succeeding Laurie Dhue. Subsequently,

Harris Faulkner took over her responsibilities after she went on maternity leave in 2010. She returned to Fox News from maternity leave in late 2010 and was promoted to general news correspondent.

Banderas has lately served as a weekday rotating anchor for FOX. During her time at the channel, she has covered the 2013 New York City mayoral election, the crash landing of Southwest Flight 345 at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Pope Francis’ inauguration, and Hurricane Sandy. She has also made a contribution to the channel’s fitness & wellbeing stories.

In addition, during her time at FNC, Banderas covered a number of major stories, such as Hurricane Dennis in 2005, the sudden departure of US student Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005, the lawsuit of Terri Schiavo from Florida, as well as the killing of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford by a convicted sex offender.

Julie Banderas Journalist

Banderas previously worked as a weekend anchor at WNYW-TV (FOX 5) in New York,  as well as an anchor for a few local news stations, such as WFSB-TV in Hartford, CT, WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, and WBRE-TV  in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

She made her first television appearance at WLVI-TV in Boston, MA. She won an Emmy for “Outstanding Single Newscast” in 2004 for her media coverage of the Republican National Convention.

Julie Banderas Name Change

In June 2018, Banderas revealed on social media that her legal surname was still Bidwell. She chose “Banderas” as her professional on-air name. “My father’s name was Howard Dexter Bidwell,” she stated in the tweet.

Banderas Socials

What is Julie Banderas’s nationality?

Banderas is of American nationality. She was born in the United States.

Is Julie Banderas from Fox News still married?

Banderas is married to Andrew J. Sansone. They got married on 29th August 2009 at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in the presence of her family and close friends.

Where did Julie Banderas go to college?

Banderas attended Emerson College.


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