Julie has worked at KTVU for 25 years and has covered a wide range of stories and events over the past quarter century here in the Bay Area including:
The September 11th attacks in 2001, the San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010, Oakland’s Ghost ship warehouse Fire in 2019, San Francisco’s deadly dog mauling case, the Scott Peterson murder trial, California’s historic drought, Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle’s involuntary manslaughter conviction of Oscar Grant in 2010, the Asiana Airlines crash at SFO in 2013, The 6.0 earthquake that rocked Napa in 2014 and the journey of the San Ramon high school football player, Jake Javier who was left paralyzed in a diving accident the night before graduation in 2017 and celebrating a number of Giants and Warriors Championships.
Julie is from Tacoma, WA and attended the University of Washington where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Before moving to the Bay Area, Julie began her career at KNDO-TV in Yakima, Washington, where she worked as a general assignment reporter, producer, photographer, editor and anchor.
From there, she landed a job at KJEO-TV in Fresno, CA as the weeknight news anchor. Then it was on to KIRO-TV in Seattle where Julie served as a morning News Anchor and reporter for 3 years before joining KTVU in the Bay Area in 1997.
Julie loves the scenic beauty of the Bay Area. She says it’s great to be surrounded by water and the mountains and she also likes to be close to other beautiful places such as the Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Monterey and Carmel as well as Yosemite National Park.
When Julie isn’t working, she’s spending time with her family. Her hobbies include horseback riding, hiking and traveling.