Julie Wilson is an Emmy nominated former news anchor who was ABC11's Breaking News Anchor on Good Morning Carolina. She worked for ABC11 WTVD from January 2017 until December 2020. Wilson left her job to follow her passion of a travel journalist.
Julie Carnes was born and raised in Southwest Missouri, the United States. She has a younger sister named, Becca Barnes. In 2009, she attended Evangel University on a indoor/outdoor track and cross country scholarship.
After a year, Julie transferred to Missouri State University. There she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Journalism.
Julie Wilson is a married woman. She is married to her best friend, Mitch Wilson. Julie and Mitch tied their wedding knot on June 1, 2013. They first met while studying at Evangel University and began dating around 2009.
Despite being married for so long, Julie and Mitch are yet to welcome their first child. However, the pair enjoys their free time fishing, visiting exotic places, and going on adventure tours. Further, they have few rescue dogs including Nova and Toad.
Talking about Julie's spouse, Mitch works as a teacher in Durham Public School. On March 4, 2019, Julie congratulated her husband as he won the District-Wide Award for his teaching.
As of now, Julie and Mitch has been married for over seven years. While at Evangel, Mitch was a captain of the football team, and as Julie once mentioned that initially, she didn't like her future spouse.
Julie Wilson Net Worth
The former ABC11 breaking news anchor, Julie Wilson has a net worth of $500,000. Wilson who joined WTVD in January 2017 served as its Sunday mornings and a breaking news anchor until December 2020.
The average salary for anchors at ABC News ranges somewhere between $42,874-$112,343 per year. Further, there is some journalist who earns than average like Sue Herera, Fiona Bruce, etc.
Before ABC11, Julie worked as a Multi-Media Journalist at Fox 5, KRBK-TV. During her time in Fox, Wilson received a nomination for a Mid-America Emmy for her story on Domestic Violence. Similarly, from 2010-2014, Wilson worked as a freelance photographer for 417 Magazine.
Meanwhile, Wilson began her career as a reporter/anchor/producer on Ozarks News Journal. Further, she has also worked as a game-host for Springfield Cardinals for a year.
Julie's Modeling Career
At 5 feet 7 inches tall, Julie looks incredibly beautiful with a gorgeous physique. She has appeared in a few television programs and has experience in show production.
Wilson has done modeling for several brands. She was a promotional model for A&B Golf Tournament. Similarly, Julie was a stage model for The Price is Right.
Left WTVD to pursue a New Career
In late December 2020, Wilson announced that she was leaving ABC11 WTVD. After working in the journalism industry for almost a decade, Wilson has found a new passion.
Wilson said she will become an entrepreneur. She will be a travel journalist, documenting the beauty of her surroundings. Moreover, she hopes to spread some positivity and beautiful sights. Julie has a YouTube channel titled, Average Adventures with Julie Wilson.
Saved a Dog during Live-Streaming
In September 2018, Hurricane Florence continued to cause catastrophic damage in the Carolinas. At the time, Wilson who was in the field reporting on the storm interrupted the live stream to save a dog. The viewers and colleagues appreciated Julie's effort.
Watch Julie Wilson rescuing a dog while she was in the field reporting!
On March 5, 2019, Wilson was honored by the American Rottweiler Club with the Good Samaritan Award. Well, Julie is a dog lover, volunteering weekly with the Animal Protection Society of Durham.