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Julie Haener

Julie Haener is an American journalist and news personality who currently works for  KTVU-TV as an evening news anchor. Julie Haener has been working with KTVU-TV since 1997.

Early Life

Julie Haener was born on August 11, 1967, in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Likewise, she is 54 years old. She was born to parents Richard Joseph Haener and Sandra Lee Haener.

Julie has two sisters and one brother- Tracey Haener, Kathleen Haener, and Eric Haener. Julie grew up with her siblings in Washington.

She did her high school at Bellarmine High School in Tacoma. After finishing high school, Julie attended the University of Washington. She did her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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Caption: Julie riding the horse during childhood Source: Instagram

Professional Career

Julie was inspired to become a Journalist due to their family friend who used to work as a sports newscaster. Julie was desperate for work after her graduation.

While she was living in Broadcast Journalism, she worked free for three months before she got her first job at KNDO-TV in Yakima, Washington.

Julie was a one-band reporter as she shot, wrote, and edit on her own.

Julie had to work every day for 12 hours before she got her next job in Fresno, California. She was reading a Story on a building project in Yakima during her live television program.

Julie said “city shops,” but she said “Sh**ty shops” by accident. It did not sit well with the studio’s news director. Haener was eventually suspended for two days without being paid.


Julie joined KJEO-TV in Fresno when she was 23 years old. She was offered a job offer at KIRO-Tv in Seattle during her honeymoon.

Haener thought the opportunity was a once-in-a-lifetime chance. On weekdays, she also worked as a morning anchor, starting at 3 a.m.

Channel 2 News

Julie got an award in her news section at KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland, California, for her outstanding journalism and anchoring skills.

In 1997, Julie joined the KTVU/FOX news team. She departed from KIRO-TV in 1997, two years after her husband was promoted and transferred to the Bay Area.

She then went to work for KTVU as a freelance reporter. After only a few months at KTVU, the station offered her a full-time position.

In 1998 at weekend, she was promoted to anchor. In 2000, Julie co-anchored KTVU Channel 2 with Dennis Richmond.

During her tenure at KTVU, Julie won various awards including 7 Emmy awards, the Best TV On-Air Reporter, and Best On-Camera News Anchor of the year 2004.

Julie is one of the renowned figures at the station with the likes of  Heather HolmesAlyana Gomez, and Pam Cook.

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Caption: Julie presenting Ktvu news with fellow anchor heather Source: Instagram

Social Media

Julie Haener is active on most social media. She has an Instagram account @ktvujuliehaener with 7.1k followers. Her Twitter account @KTVUJulieHaener has 6.8k followers.

Her Facebook Page  Julie Haener KTVU has 33k followers. She uploads about her family, friends, vacations, and work-related posts.

Julie Haener – Net Worth 2023

Julie Haener accumulated her wealth through her successful career. Julie has a total net worth of between $ 1 million- $5 million.

However, her exact net worth is unknown. KTVU pays Julie around $56,558 to $96,184 per year.


Personal Life

Julie is married to Ryan Haener. Ryan currently works in the Health Care Industry. The couple first met each other while working as a weeknight anchor and health reporter on a KJEO-TV.

They started to develop feelings and dated each other. They married on March 12, 1995, after years of dating each other. Dan and Megan went to Hawaii for their honeymoon.

There’s no information on her past relationships. The couple will celebrate their 27th anniversary in 2022. The duo shares two sons together named  Jake Haener and Kyle Haener.

Jake and Kyle love sports. He also plays football and hopes to play professionally one day. Jake also plays quarterback for the Fresno State Bulldogs. Jake was also a member of the University of Washington football team.

After losing a camp bottle, Jake left the team. Unfortunately, this resulted in him missing out on working with Jacob Eason. There isn’t much-known information on Kyle.

Julie manages to spend time with her family despite her hectic schedule. Julie loves walking, playing tennis, horseback riding, and traveling.

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Caption: Julie Haener clicking a selfie with her husband Ryan Source: Instagram

Health Issues

Julie was off duty from her KTVU anchor desk in 2015. Julie was admitted to the hospital after her small intestine surgery. She also took a lot of time off to recover from the surgery’s complications.

Julie Haener – Body Measurements 2022

Julie Haener has a height of 5 feet 7 inches. There’s no information on how much she weighs. Julie has blonde hair and her eyes are blue in color.