Julie Montanaro has one of the most recognizable smiles in Tallahassee.
Julie is an award-winning journalist who anchors WCTV’s Eyewitness News at 5 and Eyewitness News at 6 each weeknight.
She’s been anchoring and reporting at WCTV for more than 30 years and has covered everything from contentious elections to high-profile trials to devastating hurricanes.
Julie is a 2020 Sliver Circle honoree of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which recognizes those who've made sustained contributions to television news and their communities for 25 years or more.
Julie previously served on the board of Florida’s Associated Press and has won numerous AP Awards, including the distinguished "Individual Achievement Award" three times.
Julie is the driving force behind PBJ PLZ! – a WCTV drive with Leon County Schools and Second Harvest that collects tons of peanut butter and jelly for hungry kids. The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation recognized her with its Service to America Award for the drive in 2018.
Julie serves on the United Way of the Big Bend’s board of directors and chaired its 2016 community campaign. She is a longtime volunteer with the Christmas Connection and helps many other charities with fundraising and events throughout the year.
Julie graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Julie enjoys music, writing, traveling and spending time in the great outdoors. Most of all - she enjoys spending time with her two favorite people: her husband Zack and daughter Natalie.