Julia Griffin is a Producer for the PBS NewsHour, dividing her time between the broadcast and digital teams. She is both the lead producer and reporter for the NewsHour Shares series and a producer in the NewHour’s Science Unit, where she creates written and visual content for the NewsHour’s website and social media platforms.
Griffin joined NewsHour in 2010. She first produced and edited the broadcast’s opening sequence as the Multimedia Editor before producing breaking news as both a Production Assistant and Reporter/Producer in the Segment Production Unit. In her time at NewsHour, Griffin has covered natural disasters, domestic and foreign terror attacks, foreign conflicts, economic losses and gains, battles on Capitol Hill and two presidential campaigns.
Prior to NewsHour, Griffin reported on science content at Pacific Standard magazine and CNN. She studied marine biology and psychology at Duke University and earned a master's degree from U.C. Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management as a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow.
A classically trained ballet and jazz dancer, Griffin also cheered for the NBA’’s Washington Wizards from 2011-2015 before retiring her poms poms. She and her husband live in Virginia.
Julia's Most Recent Stories
January 26, 2017
Tasteless tomatoes, it’s not their fault. Continue reading →
January 17, 2017
As we wait to hear Trump’s speech Friday, NewsHour has prepared a compilation of iconic and inspirational highlights from inaugural addresses past. Continue reading →
December 15, 2016
Glowworm use bioluminescent blue “butts” and a surprise ingredient in sticky threads to catch other insects for food. Continue reading →
November 29, 2016
“What we’re really trying to do is let the (fishing and shipping) industries do the work that they do, but do it in such a way that it doesn’t cause a species to go extinct.” Continue reading →
November 26, 2016
The West Antarctic ice sheet holds enough water to raise the world’s oceans an estimated 10 feet — and it’s shrinking. Continue reading →