Julia Yarbough joined the NBC6 news team in April 1998 as a fresh and talented face, stolen from WSVN. Since the time she joined WTVJ, she’s won multiple awards including ‘Best Female Anchor’ by the Broward New Times. One of her most recent and memorable assignments was her reporting from the Beijing Olympics. Now, over ten years and multiple co-anchors later, Yarbough is set to leave the TV news screens for good this week. SFLTV was the first to bring you the news of her departure two months ago, and today we were informed she is leaving this Tuesday.
SFLTV.com spoke with Ms. Yarbough about her departure, and future plans.
“My time with NBC6 has been one of the most amazing and exciting career rides, but it’s simply time to get off the high-speed rollercoaster that runs in the intense amusement park called TV news!” Yarbough said.
Although we reported two months ago that she was actively developing a website, those plans appear to have been false… at least for the time being. She tells us that although she has ideas about future Internet based blogs/video ideas, nothing is concrete as of yet.
As for her immediate plans for life after WTVJ, she plans to vacation “a lot,” and is actively seeking her Master’s degree in International Business. Her future goals also include eventually getting her certification as a personal trainer, a goal that she has had for years due to her love of exercise.
Julia’s final produced on-air story will air Monday, and she will say her final goodbyes during Tuesday’s shows. We wish all the luck to Julia on what ever she plans to do in the future, and she will truly be missed on air. Good luck, Julia!
Note: We’ll have news about Julia Yarbough’s “replacement” later on in the week, only on SFLTV.com.