Julie Durda

A native of Sacramento, California, Julie joins WPLG with extensive knowledge and experience in meteorology from various parts of the United States.

She began her broadcasting career as a traffic, feature, and weather reporter in 2003 for KXTV, the ABC affiliate in her hometown. Julie quickly became interested in focusing on meteorology and the impact weather has throughout the U.S.

After Sacramento, she moved to KPHO, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona, as the weather and traffic anchor.

As an integral part of the CBS Storm Team in Phoenix, Julie covered the Pacific hurricane seasons, including monsoons and haboobs (known as Arizonian Dust Storms). 

From there, Julie moved to a local Miami station where she became South Florida's #1 morning meteorologist.

Julie has spent the past five years mastering the tropical climate and Atlantic Hurricane season.

Julie obtained her degree as a Broadcast Certified Meteorologist from Mississippi State University. She also holds the American Meteorological Society (AMS) seal of approval for television weather casting, and has been a member of the National Weather Association (NWA) since 2006. 

She is very involved in the community, and was also voted "Best Meteorologist in South Florida" in 2011. Julie supports many charitable causes including the Boys and Girls Club, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Joe DiMaggio Children's hospital. 

As an avid runner, Julie frequently promotes runs to raise money for local charities, and loves being able to interact with her viewers. 

When Julie is not delivering the South Florida forecast, she and her husband David enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors with Stoli, their black Labrador retriever.