KQED Radio Staff
Senior News Editor, KQED News
Julia works with the station's news production team to bring vital news of the region to KQED's audience on multiple platforms.
Julia got into radio side-bar fashion after returning from Dakar, Africa in 1986. While covering Chicago's Latino communities for a Spanish-language TV news station, she began freelance reporting Latino-centric stories for public radio.
That reporting work for NPR and WBEZ lead to radio documentary work, then to editing, and eventually executive producing Chicago Matters, an award-winning public affairs series. While heading the series, Julia began the Ear to the Ground mentorship program, bringing community contributors to WBEZ on air and on-line.
During Julia's tenure as executive producer of Chicago Matters, and as Senior Editor of WBEZ's Education and Urban Affairs Desk, her editorial work received a Peabody Award, a Casey Medal for Coverage of Children and Families, several Edward R. Murrow awards, as well as awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the Society for Professional Journalists.
Julia joined KQED in 2010 and lives in Berkeley with her husband Chris and three teenagers.
Email Julia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Julia: (415) 553-2385