She was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from Casa Roble High School. Before she had even graduated from college, she was a traffic reporter in Sacramento at KXTV. She continued her experience at KRON in San Francisco before going to CBS 5 as the head of the Time-Saver Traffic Team. Between 4:30 and 7AM, she helped early morning commuters plan their travel route.
Julie graduated from American River College and attended Sacramento State before finishing her studies with a degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2009.
She said, I was born and grew up in Sacramento. Thats a great place to learn and understand about how elevation and atmosphere affects the weather (sun-sentinal.com). A couple of hours in one direction, and you can be near the oceanwhere it rains a lot. Two hours in the other direction, youre in the mountains, Lake Tahoe, with snow.
Julie Durda was a member of the 2002-2004 San Francisco 49ers GoldRush Cheerleading Squad where she interviewed players and fans for the local station.
She has been featured on the Comedy Central show Battlebots and also appeared on EA Sports game Tiger Woods PGA 2003, as well as a nationwide Coors Light TV commercial. Julie Durda also once appeared on The Bachelor.
In 2012, Julie Durda deleted her Twitter account after a verbal altercation with WTVJ Sports Director Joe Rose, who has his own radio show.
It was announced in September 2012 that Julie Durda has decided shes moving on from WSVN and Today in Florida. Julia Durda will not be renewing her contract (mediabistro.com). There is speculation that Durda believed she could make more money elsewhere and wanted national exposure, which she couldnt get at Channel 7.
Per her Facebook, she likes working out, football, the beach and charity events. Her favorite guilty pleasure is chips and salsa, French fries and M&Ms. Other tidbits about her: she never gets tired of the The Wizard of Oz. I used to have ruby slippers. Also, I have always believed there is No place like home.
Julie Durda is married to a sales executive at the station, David Radliff. They were married at the Albany Country Club in New York, which is where David is from. He said, Were going for a honeymoon early next year. Were both very happy. Children are definitely something were planning for.
Previous to her marriage to Dave, Julie Durda was briefly married to her personal trainer Bryan Francis. They divorced in late 2010 (gossipextra.com).