WLOS weather woman Julie Wunder sidelined, nearly voiceless

| August 5, 2011 | Comments (31)

From the Asheville Citizen-Times:

Julie Wunder, the morning and midday meteorologist on WLOS/Channel 13 is continuing her recovery from illness that has strained her vocal cords.

The illness has kept her off the air for about month.

In a Face book posting, Wunder said that her condition is improving, but weeks of coughing have taken a toll on her ability to speak. “I have to wait until I get my voice completely back” before returning to the air, she wrote.

Doctors have give Wunder “instruction to limit her talking,” said WLOS general manager Jack Connors.

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  1. Jan McKeehan says:

    Sorry to hear that she is sick, I was afraid she had left because when she became sick so was I,my prayers are that she will be well soon

  2. laurapepoon says:

    i’m sorry to read that’s she’s sick. I hope and pray to Jesus Christ that she gets better in his timing and return to work.

  3. Debbie says:

    Julie is great! I pray that she recovers and gets back soon! For all the haters and their comments no one cares for your opinion!!! We love and miss you Julie!

  4. Bill Martin says:

    I hope she recovers soon.

    You should keep the audience aware of her situation===========================

  5. Paul says:

    Am so happy Julie is not on the TV. She has without a doubt, the most put-on fake smile I’ve ever seen. It’s a blessing not to have her on the air for whatever time it may be.

  6. Lewis Cloud says:

    As a professor at WCU I was diagnosed with the same problem and given the
    same prescription—“Don’t talk.” My cure was to temporarily abandon everyone and go camping during fall break.

    We miss you Julie.

  7. Laurie Morris says:

    I am a teacher who watches WLOS morning news. I had wondered if Julie had left. I must’ve missed it if you said what was wrong. I wish you would give an update every now and then. I love the whole morning team. They seem to really be a team, Hope Julie feels better soon . I think you all are great!!
    Laurie Morris
    96, SC

  8. Fmj says:

    Love u Julie , she the best at doing the weather
    They WLOS has ever had without Julie I wouldn’t even
    Bother watching WLOS and I love those great sexy
    Legs my god

  9. Kathy says:

    Wishing Julie a speedy recovery. We have missed her!

  10. Nate says:

    Has this happened again, or do the last four commenters not realize this is a story from 2011?

  11. cheryl says:

    Get well Julie…vocal rest!! Hang in there Jay..good job

  12. anita says:

    I am a teacher who watches the wlos show every morning while getting ready. Many of us at my school have been worried about Julie. We enjoy everyone on the show and have not heard any mention of her in a while. Get well soon, Julie!

  13. DParker says:

    Hope Julie recovers quickly, just can’t get use to Jay doing the weather……..lol

  14. Teresa says:

    Praying for Julie to recover quickly! I enjoy seeing her on the morning news! Get well soon!!!

  15. thomas says:

    I am glad she is back,I have missed her a lot.

  16. Judy says:

    Have greatly missed seeing Julie and hope she recovers soon. (Has she tried an old, old remedy – gentle, warm salt water gargles?)

  17. Adam says:

    Julie Wunder is a highly elegant, highly sophisticated, highly intelligent, beautiful woman. I have posted videos of her on my youtube channel! I have videos of her that date back to 2003! I have great respect for her. Those who are critical of her really seem not to appreciate the success of other people. Just put love and compassion in your heart. Feel for her as if she was your daughter, your sister, your first love. Please give her the respect that she deserves!

  18. AA-1 says:

    Julie is the only one on that morning show with a personality and she has a nice little figure too (especially in profile). That drip Jay Seltzer has got to be the worst. I swear, they could air 5 minutes of static and it would have more personality than that lifeless monotone bore. Julie is best thing on there, despite her facial asymmetry and I hope she gets well soon.

  19. Steve says:

    For a small market station WLOS has some good news staff. I have lived in places where the news is covered by people that just graduated from college programs and hadn't figured out how to do the job at all. I think that Julie does a very good job and would prefer her to do the weather. I hope that she heals quickly and returns to work.

  20. sam the man says:

    Julie does a fine job. If we could just get rid of the eye crap doing the weather now (enjoy boy) that would be great

  21. SAH says:

    We're looking forward to Julie's return. 'Hope she gets well soon. With apology to Jay, we'd rather watch Julie convolute in front of the weather map. Besides, we've learned Wunderspeak: "here" for west, "there" for east, "up" for north, "down" for south, "good" for sunny & mild and "bad" for our typical weather.

  22. Elsie Orrell says:

    We were wondering what had happened to Julie; such a lovely lady. She has been missed..Do pray she recovers soon and all will be well for her.

  23. Radio Follower says:

    Wow! Such hate for Julie Wunder. Honestly, she's very good at what she does. If Ashvegas readers could take a moment to stop delivering the lame puns on her name and understand that, perhaps they would have a clue.

  24. Davia says:

    Her silence is golden!
    Ms. Wunder is such an annoying voice and on air personality.

    • patrick says:

      Tp critize Julie Wunder only shows how little y our are. She does an amirable job and her personality is something people like you should stive for.

      Go Julie

  25. Bob says:

    Now if we can just get Karen Wynne to catch the same thing, we'll be in good shape.

  26. Jeff says:

    In my opinion, Julie could just stand quietly in front of the weather map and it would be just FINE. Get well, dear, we miss you!

  27. Shred says:

    I'm she will recover from whatever it was that she out down her throat, but sincerely hope that WLOS TV will find a replacement. Julie W. has got to be one of the most annoying people on the amateur hour known as News 13. She just tries way to hard to be sincere and fails miserably in her delivery.

  28. Dee says:

    No Wunder I've enjoyed watching the weather on WLOS so more during the past month!

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