Wunder has been with the station for 11 years. Her contract ends in July 2014, and she’s moving on.
From a message on the WLOS website today:
After 11 years with WLOS, Meteorologist Julie Wunder announced she has made the difficult decision to pursue other interests when her contract ends in July. Julie said her health has suffered since she started working the morning and noon shift 7 years ago. She says she is looking forward to a more healthy future here in Asheville, once she is able to start sleeping through the night. “I am incredibly grateful to the WLOS team for the opportunities they have given me over the past 11 years… They brought me to Asheville, and for that I am forever grateful. I know I would not be where I am today without them,” she said in her announcement.
Here’s what Wunder posted yesterday on her blog, writing about her decision not to renew her WLOS contract:
This has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made, but I keep coming to the same conclusion: I need to make a change. My health has suffered since I started the morning and noon show show 7 years ago and as the hours I work continue to expand I’ve struggled to keep up with the schedule. I decided that waking up at 2:00 AM is not a healthy way for me to live at this point in my life. Some people do it for decades and can handle it, but my body is telling me I need to take a break. Please don’t worry about me though, I don’t have any ailments that my doctors don’t expect to go away once I start actually sleeping at night again!
Best of luck to Julie in her pursuit of new opportunities.
More about Wunder’s past health issues that kept her off the air:
Follow Wunder’s blog here: Running in a Skirt