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
World Aug 31Europe’s dry summer yields an archaeological treasure trove
Prolonged, extreme heat in parts of Europe this summer has meant sweaty suffering for residents. But one group celebrated the unusually warm and dry conditions: archaeologists. Crop marks and glacial melt have revealed a treasure trove of historic landmarks. Julia…
Science Aug 15How to avoid a catastrophic ‘Hothouse Earth’
Humanity only has a handful of decades to determine the future of our planet.
Science Jul 27Here’s proof that open office layouts don’t work, and how to fix them
A new study shows moving to an open office dramatically cuts face-to-face conversations, but architects say not all open offices should be treated equal.
Nation Jul 24This war photographer uses toys to tell child survivors’ stories
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Brian McCarty chronicles the horrors of war through the eyes of children, using art therapy and toys to direct his photographs.
Science Jul 03Drones are revolutionizing how we study humpback whales
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, this high-flying technology offers brand new insights into humpback whales and ocean science.
Science Jun 18Laze, vog and other volcano vocabulary inspired by Kilauea
Kilauea's eruptions have exposed the guts of our planet in ways previously unseen, and along the way, inspired a number of volcanology terms.
Science May 16Yanny vs. Laurel spotlights our brains’ desire to fill in the gaps
It's the auditory debate taking the internet by storm. The PBS NewsHour's Nsikan Akpan and Julia Griffin explain how one sound can create two different experiences.
Nation Mar 28The ski jump and the rodeo combine for this extreme sport
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, while most of us are ready for spring, some extreme athletes in Montana are savoring the last bit of winter. In skijoring, horse riders tow their human teammates through a 700-foot obstacle…
Science Mar 15To heal scorched bear paws, California vets craft a bio bandage
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, when two black bears were burned in a California wildfire, veterinarians used a treatment never tried before on animals.
Science Mar 09The magic (and math) of skating on thin ice without falling in
When skating on less than two inches of frozen water, plan ahead, be prepared and make sure it is the right kind of ice.