Julie Banderas drew national attention after Fox News screaming match

By: Sabrina Newton  |   | 

Who could forget Julie Banderas completely shutting down Shirley Phelps-Roper on national television? Roper, a religious extremist, had appeared as a guest during The Big Story Weekend on Fox News back in 2006. Their discussion concerning the anti-homosexual protests organized by Roper's church quickly turned to a shocking shout-down resulting in the Fox News host exclaiming, "You are the devil, if you believe in the Bible, miss, you’re going to hell!"

Needless to say, the on-air clash paved the way to national attention for Julie. She had joined the channel in March 2005 as a reporter. Two years after the incident, she was hired as a replacement for Laurie Dhue on Fox Report Weekend and has been anchoring the show on Saturdays since 2014. Julie is reportedly worth $12 million at present and is paid a handsome salary of $600 thousand by the channel.

As a Fox News host, Julie has covered major events such as the live coverage of NYC mayoral race in 2013, the inauguration of Pope Francis, the Southwest Flight 345 incident, and Hurricane Sandy.

Julie initiated her career working at the Boston-based TV station WLVI-TV and later joined Virginia-based TV network WHSV-TV as a local news anchorwoman. A few years later, she became associated with WBRE-TV, located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She has also been associated with WFSB-TV in Hartford and WNYW in New York City.



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