She’s going, like, Friday — and she told her viewers on the air this morning!
Why’s Durda doing her best impersonation of a toupee in a hurricane after five years?
The official line from the if-it-bleeds-it-leads Fox affiliate’s publicist Lily Pardo: “Julie recently got married and asked us if she could take a break and leave early to start her honeymoon, and we wanted to accommodate her.”
An insider, however, paints a different picture. Station officials wanted to see Durda — one of the stars of the area’s top-rated morning show — gone quickly!
The former model has made it known to them she believes she can make more money elsewhere and wants national exposure, which she can’t get at Channel 7.
“Her contract is up in December,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous. “There must have been so much bad blood during the contract negotiations that they told her to leave now.”
Durda didn’t comment, but her new husband thanked the station for allowing her to go.
“Julie was looking to start her new endeavor as soon as she could, and WSVN was kind enough to end the contract Friday,” said David Radliff, Durda’s hubby and a sales executive at the station.
Gossip Extra hears Durda, a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader famous as much for her tight outfits as for her forecasting, is expected to pop in another local TV gig that doesn’t involve weather once her no-compete clause is up in six months.