Julia Yarbough is set to leave WTVJ, the Miami NBC O&O where she has worked since 1998. Her last day is Tuesday.
Since joining WTVJ, Florida’s first television station, she has won multiple awards including ‘Best Female Anchor’ by the Broward New Times, and memorably reported from the Beijing Olympics.
“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 told SFLTV.com.
Since Yarbough’s departure was first reported in mid-August, there has been much speculation as to what she would do after leaving the world of broadcast journalism. Local blog, Miami New Times, reported that Yarbough would begin working as a personal trainer, and developing a fitness website. While those initial reports don’t appear to be true, Yarbough is in the process of getting a Master’s degree in International Business Administration, and will likely continue writing an outdoors column for the South Florida Times.
Reporter Roxanne Vargas is rumored to be in the running as Yarbough’s replacement at 6 and 11.