• Julie Banderas is an anchor and news correspondent for Fox News Channel
• She has an estimated net worth of $12 million, mainly from her career as an anchor
• She has gained notoriety for her clashes with the Westboro Baptist Church and her reporting during the Republican National Convention
• She is married to Andrew J. Sansone and they have three children together
• She has gone viral for her incident with the Westboro Baptist Church and her National Dance Day report with Janice Dean

Known for movies

Short Info

FactDaughter-in-law of Joan M. Sansone of Waldwick, New Jersey and the late Andrew P. Sansone.

Who is Julie Banderas from Fox Report?

Julie E. Bidwell is an anchor and news correspondent, best known for her work with Fox News Channel. She mostly appears as the regular anchor on shows such as “America’s News Headquarters” and “Fox Report Weekend” which airs on Saturday. She’s been a part of the network since 2005.

Wealth from Broadcast Journalism

How rich is Julie Banderas? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an anchor and correspondent. She’s covered numerous high profile events and important news stories over the course of her career. As she continues working, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Banderas’ Rise to Fame

Julie attended Emerson College and would complete her bachelor’s degree there. After her studies, she started her career as a part of local television stations, joining WLVI-TV located in Boston, Massachusetts, and she then went to WHSV-TV located in Harrisonburg, Virginia which she served as the local anchorwoman for their news. Afterwards, she worked as a part of WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and then for WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut. Before joining Fox, she was also a part of WNYW located in New York City.

She joined the Fox News Channel in 2005, and her first position was as a general assignment reporter, and just a year after earned a lot of notoriety as she clashed with the former spokeswoman of the Westboro Baptist Church named Shirley Phelps-Roper; Julie later went on to state that the Westboro people should be locked up or given the death penalty due to their disgracing fallen soldiers, and innocent children. In 2008 she became the anchor for “Fox Report Weekend, before going on leave, but returned to her position as general news correspondent in 2010. She mainly appears as a part of “America’s News Headquarters” which follows a format similar to an old Fox News show called “Fox News Live”. Her net worth has increased significantly throughout her years working with Fox.

Thanks to her work, she has been rewarded with an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Single Newscast” thanks to her coverage of the Republican National Convention.

Online Activities and Social Media Presence

Banderas mainly uses the online platform Twitter as a means to connect to fans, and release her latest news or updates. She promotes some of her latest work and changes in her schedule, especially when she does temporary replacement work or is off pursuing various projects. She also expresses her opinions on a variety of personalities and recent news, promoting articles, videos, and the like. Being a part of the media, she has also her share of controversies, and uses Twitter as a way to express her defense against certain allegations against her or her reporting.

She also has online presence on Facebook though it is a private account. She did make announcements through her Facebook page previously, but it has since been inactive, and has remained mainly private. She redirects people to her more active Twitter account instead.

Who Is the Husband of Julie Banderas? Family Details

Julie is of Colombian descent as her mother Fabiola R. Bidwell is originally from Colombia; she also has a sister named Melissa. Julie is known to have been married to Andrew J. Sansone since 2009, and the couple have three children together. According to her, her marriage proposal was done through a message in a bottle while they were digging for clam in Long Island. They were married at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Some time in her career, she was accused of having an affair with a married photographer which was spread through several tabloid newspapers but the rumors were never confirmed and has since died down.

Andrew is known for being a Habitat for Humanity board member, as well as the founding president of Big Apple Channel and Old Rock Media. She has mainly announced her pregnancies through social media, and taken maternity leave from her work at Fox. The family resides in New York City, but aside from Julie, most of her family live away from mainstream attention.

Going Viral

One of the first events to propel Julie to fame was her incident with the extremist religion Westboro Baptist Church ember Shirley Phelps Roper. The two had a heated exchange after Shirley made comments about fallen soldiers and their families. Other journalists have also noted how Shirley is as crazy as she has appeared on other shows as well.  Another viral video that featured Banderas was a report when she celebrated National Dance Day in 2015, a report she compiled alongside Janice Dean.


1Third daughter was born [May 21, 2016].
2Daughter, Avery Julie Sansone, was born on November 13, 2012.
3New York City, New York [August 2009]
4Daughter, Addison Melissa Sansone, was born on April 21, 2010.
5Gave birth to a daughter, Allison, on April 22, 2010.
6She and her husband, Andrew Sansone, are expecting their first child on April 22, 2010 [November 15, 2009].
7Daughter-in-law of Joan M. Sansone of Waldwick, New Jersey and the late Andrew P. Sansone.
8Has a small dog named Shasta.
9Her mother is from Colombia.
10Earned her Bachelor's degree from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
11Joined Fox News Channel in March 2005 as a general assignment reporter.
12Has a sister, Melissa.
13Daughter of Howard D. Bidwell and Fabiola R. Bidwell of Farmington, Connecticut.



Fox Report2003-2017TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Herself / Herself - Weekend Anchor / ...
Outnumbered2014-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Fox News Correspondent
America's News Headquarters2017TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess
The Kennedy Show2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
America's Election HQ2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess / Herself - Anchor
Sunday Housecall2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Co-Hostess
Money with Melissa Francis2015TV SeriesHerself - Fox News Correspondent
Happening Now2012-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Fox News Correspondent
Fox and Friends2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Fox News Correspondent / Herself
The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson2013TV SeriesHerself - Fox News / Herself - Fox News Correspondent
Studio B2013TV SeriesHerself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2013TV SeriesHerself
Fox News Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Host
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2007-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist / Herself - Panelist / Herself
All American New Year's Eve 20072006TV MovieHerself - Host
The Big Story2006TV SeriesHerself
Heartland2005TV SeriesHerself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
Geraldo at Large2005TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest Host

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