Julie Durda’s First Day at WPLG Local10 News Mega Post

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WPLG Local 10 News

Tired of Julie Druda news yet? No you are not. You can’t be. Well here is a mega post capping and re-capping what’s up. First though let’s answer some questions since some of you are just finding SFLTV and looking for answers

What happened to Scott Padgett?

What happened with Trent Aric?

Julie Durda debuted to (depending on who you ask) much anticipation and while me and my DVR slept trough it until the last 30 minutes of the morning show it looks as though everything went smoothly. One thing is for sure, at least for now, she has toned the outfits down dramatically. Which can be a good or a bad thing, since many tuned WSVN in to see what she’s wearing. And of course it’s what the radio jocks in town always talked about.

Speaking of outfits. Julie and former co-worker Vivian Gonzalez wore nearly the same color dress. As one reader put it, what are the mathematical odds of that happening?

Julie Durda WPLG Local 10 News DebutVivian Gonzalez WSVN Channel 7 News meteorologist

With Durda’s début there were also new (?) traffic and weather bumpers. They even had a ‘Julie Durda Weather’ bump out on the way to commercials

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A promo aired in commercial breaks as well. Unfortunately it’s is one of those man-on-the-street promos I personally love to hate. Predictably it features hand-picked people, plucked out of who knows where, who are very enthusiastic about Julie doing the weather again. Along with the morning news team telling us why we should watch Julie. Oh yeah there are also a bunch of little boys squeeling about how much they love Julie Durda

@WPLGLocal10 along with the rest of the morning crew tweeted photos and welcomed Julie Durda on the team. By the way you can follow her at @Julieon10

Julie Durda on WPLG Local 10 News

Julie Durda. Photo: @ConstanceJones

Julie Durda, Constance Jones, MJ Acosta WPLG Local 10 News

L to R: MJ Acosta, Julie Durda, Constance Jones. Photo: @WPLGLocal10

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    • My uncle owns is one of Wplg’s advertisers, and he has said it for two weeks now that he is considering not renewing his contract with them. They have lost professionalism for starters. The morning show, except for Jason Martinez looks like a TERRIBLE rip off of Wsvn, they one station he refuses to advertise with. So whoever made the changes needs to reevaluate, bite the bullet and make the weather department the way it was, perfect!!! I understand new talent comes in all the time, but they to should start out at the bottom and work there way up….OH WAIT, judging from the new morning weather gal, as worked her way up a pant leg or two. I hope Wplg rethinks these changes, escpecially the ones to there weather folks..WOW talk about an EPIC FAIL!

  1. I just watched that promo video and that was very corny and lame. Anyway, I am glad Julie is back because quite frankly, she is gorgeous. I hope she doesn’t dress too conservative but I have to strongly disagree with her critics saying that she dressed too suggestively on WSVN. I mean, has anyone seen how Lynn Martinez dresses on Deco Drive? Over the top and unprofessional. I thought Julie did very well after a 6 month break and didn’t miss a step. She will do great telling me stuff I already know – it’s hot and it might rain.

  2. Hi admin! The point I was trying to make is that many of the negative comments I read on FB against Julie was regarding her attire which I haven’t found over the top compared to Deco Drive. I think she can do a good a job as any other weather person.

      • Can’t compare news to anything seen on Channel 7. It’s the most unprofessional practice of journalism ever seen. Belkys and Lynn Martinez are both better suited to being waitresses at interstate truck stops. Every so called guy on that station is so flaming, I can’t believe they haven’t self-combusted on the air yet…

        • Wrong.

          All stations in town have the same news on, wrapped in a different package. “First on 7, then everywhere else”, insider joke from the old days referring to stations monitoring channel 7 then going to where they are. Even recently at least 1 or 2 stations in town watched WSVN to decide where to send their own crew.

          Their station in Boston WHDH is praised for having excellent coverage of the bombing and had its logo plastered all over the world with exclusive footage and photos. And thanks to them NBC was first to announce the suspect had been caught at 8:43pm. I’ll go ahead and guess you didn’t watch a minute of either the Pope or Boston bombings coverage on WSVN.

          Also.
          You see guys on WSVN as flamers? Really? Wow your gaydar is way better than mine. Mine’s usually pretty good but try as I might I can’t see any man on WSVN as flamer.

  3. Please bring back Trent and Scott to daily time on the weather . Don’t like Julia. While I am at it, I don’t like the changes on the newscast either. Really enjoyed the staff that you all had before, Laurie, Kristi and all of the current news anchors. It is not the same without them. I have watched Channel 10 for years, but I don’t like this new setup.

  4. Bring back Scott and Trent, don’t like Julie as the weather person. Also don’t like the new setup – enjoyed Kristi and Laurie – wonderful news anchors. I have watched channel 10 for years, but do not like this new setup.

  5. Guess I will switch over to ten from 7 to watch Julie.

    She has always dressed and presented herself professionally.

    If someone has the pix to prove otherwise, I would like to see them.

  6. I used to watch channel 10. . . USED TO. They’ve always been very professional and had a nice friendly crew. Now that they’ve hired Julie D. I am questioning their professionalism.

  7. Today WSVN and WHDH Morning News broadcast simultaneously.
    WSVN is no reported Miami news.

    So I watch WPLG’s weather and traffic.

  8. Scott is a good met.
    He has the “weather man” thing down for sure.
    He will land on his feet. Aint worried bout him…

    Julie is doing fine so far. The clothes are less provocative which is fine by me.

    If WPLG wanted to promote a weather team that will drive ratings….promote Betty, Julie and Max…together.

  9. Max Mayfield-former NHC director and Julie Durda-former NFL Cheerleader, that is an interesting mix to say the least… cant imagine we ever see those two paired together

  10. It’s no secret that local 10 if going directly after the 7 news viewers. They are also going after the men! A few weeks ago MJ Acosta referred to her semi-closed eyes as “chinky”! How racist is that? Right on the air. If pretty is what they want, that’s what they got! Beauty and no brains. I’m not feeling 7 new anymore. I use to love local 10 but the people that I like are being phased out. I guess I will check out NBC.

    • I agree, Channel 10 is not the quality that it was before all of the great personnel is being phased out and why? The executives better look again – I don’t feel like turning on Channel 10 anymore because it is not the same quality or feeling that it had with the regular people – Kristi, Laurie, Scott, Trent and Michael – waken up people – or you are going to lose a lot of faithful followers with the news and weather. Bring back Scott and Trent for weekdays – that is an injustice if you do not.

  11. You never know who’s going to be on doing the weather on local10 now. Trent was on Friday night. Michael Smith was on Saturday night and Trent was on again Sunday morning. Same with the news anchors. It’s ongoing musical chairs at WPLG.

  12. On monday morning, julie and constance looked like they came either from a club or a hotel bar looking for customers, the dresses are way to tight and way too loud, its turned into tacky fest on that station..a couple of woman dressing like they are trying to be 21, doesnt ever work

  13. I stopped watching Channel 7 because of Julie & the “bunnies.” Now I find myself turning to Channel 4 to get professional sounding and looking news and weather. I loved Trent and Scott. I also like Betty because she always looks and sounds professional. You may get more males to watch Julie’s cheerleader physique, but you’re losing your credibility as a quality news station.

  14. ARE YOU KIDDING PEOPLE………JULIE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL….. SHE SPEAKS ENGLISH WELL!!! SHE NEVER ADDS………… “IZE”…. TO THE END OF EVERY WORD LIKE SCOTT P. DOES! THIS GIRL IS BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT AND ARTICULATE – FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T HANDLE IT….. I THINK THEY ARE JEALOUS, ENVIOUS AND PURE HATERS!!
    MAYBE YOU GUYS FEEL THREATENED BY A TRULY SMART AND BEAUTIFUL FEMALE…… IF YOU’D RATHER HAVE THE FATTER, DUMPY, LESS INTELLIGENT PEOPLE GIVING YOU YOUR INFO…. WOW….. YOU REALLY HAVE THE LITTLE MAN SYNDROM……… STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES…
    JULIE…………….YOU GO GIRL……………………DON’T LISTEN TO THESE IDIOTS !!!!! YOU ARE AWESOME, A FORCE TO BE RECONNED WITH!

    • RECONNED?? SYNDROM? lol. Stupid is as stupid does.

      I haven’t seen any fatter, dumpy, less intelligent people on local news lately. What channels are you watching?

    • I am not jealous or envious of her. I am a very intelligent person who prefers to have the weather delivered without all of the antics. I have noticed how her hemlines are getting shorter. This isn’t appropriate for morning news. You should practice what you preach when you say “STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES”. You seem to be very judgmental of other people. She isn’t all that good looking and certainly doesn’t appear to be very intelligent or awesome.

      • I agree totally with FEDUPINSFL – I always watched channel 10 for news and weather, but can’t stand it anymore with all of the bad changes that they have made, especially in the weather department. Trent and Scott should be on the weekday news, not the weekends. I am searching for another local channel too – so very disappointed in channel 10 – please make changes back – Scott and Trent during the weekdays.

  15. I have concern for this beautiful young lady. Julie seems to have lost enough weight to catch my attention. Thin is thin but she is going beyond thin. This also goes for Constance.

  16. The comments are very interesting. I never knew Julie worked at channel 7. That explains a lot. I no longer watch channel 10 news and weather because she isn’t professional at all. She acts like a cheerleader, which I saw she once was. I miss Scott and Kristi in the mornings, and Trent in the evenings. I like Betty on the weekends. Please correct your mistakes before you lose all of your loyal watchers. As for Julie and MJ’s attire, well they look like they’re ready to go clubbing or haven’t been home from last nights clubbing.The clothes are too tight and inappropriate for the morning. I had always watched channel 10 because it was the most professional and accurate. I would always say if Scott or Trent say it will start raining at a certain time you can set your watch by it because they are that accurate. I was away when these ridiculous changes were made and when I came back I couldn’t believe it. Now I’m watching channels 4&6 to see which one I like the best and then at 9AM I switch to GMA on10. I assumed wrongly that channel 10 would always remain professional. With sadness I say GOODBYE.

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