Julie Moran Biography
Julie Moran is a sportscaster, journalist, and television host from the United States. She was Wide World of Sports’ first female solo host, following in the footsteps of the show’s first female co-anchor, Becky Dixon. From 1994 to 2001, she was the weekend anchor and co-host of Entertainment Tonight, and she hosted the Academy Awards pre-show in 2001.
How old is Julie Moran? – Age
She is 61 years old as of 10 January 2023. She was born in 1962 in Thomasville, Georgia, United States.
Julie Moran Family – Education
Paul and Barbara Bryan gave birth to her. Paul Bryan Jr., her father, received two full athletic scholarships to the University of Georgia (UGA), where he played baseball and basketball. In 1961, he received his master’s degree in forestry from the University of Georgia. Metcalf Lumber Company in Thomasville, Georgia was owned by Paul. Barbara Dupree (née Dixon), Julie’s mother, was also a UGA student and was named Homecoming Queen in 1960.
In 1961, she received her bachelor’s degree from summa cum laude. Barbara taught high school English and Spanish. Julie is the granddaughter of Auburn University sprinter Sterling Dupree, who held the 100-meter dash record for 21 years. Julie received her high school diploma from Brookwood Academy in 1980. She received her magna cum laude degree from the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1984.
Julie Moran Wife – Children
Julie married actor Rob Moran on April 12, 1987. The couple began dating in 1985 after appearing in a Ford commercial together. Rob is an actor and producer who graduated from Emerson College in 1982. Maiya Dupree, the couple’s eldest daughter, was born in 1999. Makayla-Amet, their second daughter, was born in 2004.
Julie Moran Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
How tall is Julie Moran? – Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches(1.77 m).
Julie Moran Entertainment Tonight
Moran began working as an anchor and correspondent for Entertainment Tonight (ET) in their New York City office on May 5, 1994. By 1995, she had moved to ET’s Los Angeles headquarters, where she eventually succeeded Leeza Gibbons.
Moran was named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” shortly after joining Entertainment Tonight in 1994. Moran worked at Entertainment Tonight for 9 years and interviewed many famous people, including Oprah Winfrey and Julia Roberts. Moran hosted The Weekend Show and served as Mary Hart’s primary substitute anchor. She also covered exclusive reports from major film and television sets. She debuted her signature weekly segment, “ET One to One with Julie Moran,” in 1996. Moran was the ET anchor who covered the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Moran worked for ET as a primary substitute anchor, weekend anchor, and senior correspondent from 1994 to 2001.
Julie Moran Career
Moran received an internship at CBS affiliate WCTV-TV Thomasville-Tallahassee in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1980 as America’s Junior Miss. She worked in the office as an intern, filing reports on University of Georgia and Florida State University football games.
Moran’s first job after graduating from college in 1984 was as a reporter for ESPN’s Sports Focus with Dr. J, Julius Erving. She co-hosted Movietime with Greg Kinnear from 1986 to 1987. Movietime, which later became E!, was a movie trailer and entertainment news service.
Moran relocated to New York City in 1989 to co-host NBC Sports’ NBA Inside Stuff with Ahmad Rashad. She eventually moved to ABC Sports Network in 1990, where she worked as a sideline reporter for college football with Brent Musburger and Dick Vermeil, and college basketball with Jim Valvano and Brent Musburger.
She was the first woman to have an NBA trading card created in her honor in 1990. Moran took over as host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports in 1992, succeeding legendary sportscasters Jim McKay and Frank Gifford. She was the show’s fourth anchor and the first woman to host it alone (when Becky Dixon hosted in 1987–88, she did it alongside Frank Gifford).
Moran began raising her daughters and working seasonally as a special event host after leaving Entertainment Tonight in 2001.She co-hosted the prestigious 73rd Academy Awards pre-show for ABC in 2001, alongside Chris Connelly and Jim Moret. In 1999, she co-hosted the Grammy Awards pre-show for CBS with Ellen DeGeneres.
Moran hosted the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants in 1998, 1999, and 2000, respectively. She co-hosted the Miss America pageant with Wayne Brady again in 2002. Moran and Julie Moran co-created, produced, and hosted The Insider’s List in 2004. The Fine Living Network aired the weekly series.
In 2002, 2003, and 2004, she hosted the AFI Life Achievement Awards pre-show at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and Meryl Streep were among those honored at the show. Moran joined Access Hollywood as a special correspondent in 2012.
In 2013, she took over as host of Lifetime’s morning show The Balancing Act.