Julia Griffin is senior coordinator of digital video at PBS NewsHour where she oversees the daily production of video content for the organization’s website and social media platforms. She is also the lead producer of the NewsHour Shares broadcast series.
In her time at NewsHour, Griffin has covered scientific discoveries, artistic achievements, natural disasters, foreign conflicts, economic losses and gains, battles on Capitol Hill and presidential campaigns. She studied marine biology, psychology and dance at Duke University, has a master's degree from U.C. Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and is an alumni of the NBA’s Washington Wizards’ dance team. Griffin and her family live in Virginia.
Julia’s Recent Stories
Health Jan 01Forget the crash diet. These 6 New Year’s resolutions are better for your health
These ideas can improve both your physical and emotional wellbeing in 2019.
Arts Dec 28Not much lives in the Dead Sea — but this artist’s work comes out of it
The Dead Sea is about 10 times saltier than the ocean and nearly devoid of life. In summer, temperatures surrounding its southern basin regularly top 100 degrees. Yet it serves as studio for Israeli artist Sigalit Ethel Landau, who submerges…
Science Dec 17How long do cold and flu viruses stay contagious on public surfaces?
These pathogens don’t actually last for days or weeks outside the body, but you should still be proactive in protecting yourself from their spread.
Science Nov 26WATCH: NASA’s InSight lands on Mars after 6-month journey through space
The first NASA lander to explore the interior of another planet successfully landed on Mars Monday.
Nation Nov 23How plogging turns an ordinary workout into a ‘treasure hunt’
After moving from a Swedish ski resort to Stockholm, Erik Ahlstrom noticed a lot of litter during his daily bicycle commute. So he decided to do something about it. In 2016, Ahlstrom began organizing groups to pick up trash while…
Science Nov 14Climate change has intensified hurricane rainfall, and now we know how much
Hurricane Harvey wasn’t an outlier. A new study reports that climate change intensified the rains of other recent cyclones by between 4 and 9 percent.
Science Oct 19How the Smithsonian helped the FBI in the case of stolen ruby slippers
Conservators put the FBI’s slippers through a battery of scientific tests. Their conclusion? These weren’t just any pair of heels.
Science Oct 11Why Hurricane Michael took everyone by surprise and what to expect after it’s gone
At the moment, the reported links between Hurricane Michael and climate change are murky, at best.
Science Sep 13Maps: Here’s where flooding from Florence could be the worst
Hurricane Florence is predicted to bring a storm surge of 9 to 13 feet to parts of North Carolina, threatening residents and wild horses alike. But even after the storm passes, officials warn flooding could persist in the region for…
Science Sep 10How Hurricane Florence could cause unprecedented damage to the Carolinas
A week ago, no one expected Hurricane Florence to roll into the Southeast, and now it may create storm surge taller than a house.