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Julia Yarbough Leaving TV for a Career in Fitness?

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We've got an idea that just might save NBC6 from ratings hell: Replace one of its news broadcasts with a weekly reality show capturing all the behind-the-scenes drama that must go on there. 

The station fired promising anchor Joel Connable and parted ways with veteran Kelly Craig, and now SFLTV reports prime-time anchor Julia Yarbough might be next out the door. She'll soon leave TV news for good, according to a tipster, in favor of a full-time career in personal fitness and launching a new website. Yarbough is on the advisory panel of SmashFit, a website that matches clients with personal trainers. Also, her NBCMiami bio says she's working toward an international business administration degree at Nova Southeastern.

Is their any way we could get Yarbough as our own personal trainer? Could you imagine what that would be like? "This just in. We're live at the scene as Kyle Munzenrieder does squat thrusts like a little girl. Witnesses say his form is horrible, and he can barely lift 30 pounds. More at 11." 

Anyway, SFLTV also says reporter Roxanne Vargas is apparently in the running to replace Yarbough at 6 and 11. 

Yarbough, however, is the most prominent African-American anchor in the South Florida market. Besides Jawan Strader, who hosts the 10 p.m. news on SFLTV (and who watches that?), she's the only African-American who anchors a weeknight news broadcast.

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