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October 25, 2007
Julie Durda: She'll take Florida by storm


The meteoric rise of former News10 traffic diva (and former contestant on "The Bachelor" and former 49ers cheerleader) Julie Durda continues unabated, even after that unfortunate incident at KRON in San Francisco (where she may or may not have accidentally dropped the F-bomb on air).

Here’s an item from today’s Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Sun-Sentinel:

“THE FORECAST? HOT WSVN-Ch. 7 has found its replacement for Elita Loresca, the morning and midday weathercaster, who was named by men's magazine FHM as the sexiest weatherwoman in America. ...

Julie Durda, a Sacramento, Calif., native, who has been working at KPHO in Phoenix, will take over Loresca's duties on Nov. 1.

"Julie is the perfect fit for a new Today in Florida weather anchor," WSVN vice president for news Alice Jacobs said in a statement announcing Durda's hiring. "She is knowledgeable, energetic and has a passion for weather."

Like Loresca, she's extremely telegenic.”

At this rapid rate of ascent, Durda will be on the network news in no time. Watch out, Katie Couric.

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