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
Science Oct 17Apollo 11’s capsule went to the moon. Here’s how the Smithsonian prepares it for a shorter trip
The Smithsonian Institution is prepping the 9,000-pound capsule used during Apollo 11 for a two-year road trip.
Science Oct 11Why MacArthur ‘genius’ Kate Orff says designing for nature can protect our cities
Twenty-five years ago, Kate Orff didn’t know what landscape architecture was. Today, her approach to promoting the environment in urban design earned her a 2017 MacArthur “Genius” grant.
Science Oct 09How a brain gets hooked on opioids
Here is the neuroscience behind how opioids overtake the human brain.
Science Sep 14Let Cassini live forever with these desktop and smartphone wallpapers
After 20 years and 5 billion miles traveled, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will plummet Friday into Saturn, but you can keep the mission alive with these NewsHour-crafted backgrounds for your computers and smartphones.
Science Sep 01New satellite photos reveal extent of Harvey flooding in Houston
As Harvey’s rains push northwards into Kentucky and the nation's northeast corridor, new photos reveal the extent of flooding the record-breaking storm left behind in the Houston region.
Arts Aug 29360-video: An up-close view of a miniature world’s tiny tourist destinations
Gulliver’s Gate -- an elaborate, miniature world just two blocks from New York City’s Times Square -- features 300 scenes from around the world scaled down to one-87th their real life proportions.
Science Aug 21These photographs capture the eclipse as it crosses the continental U.S.
For the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipse is casting a shadow from coast to coast and plunging millions of eager onlookers into temporary darkness. From the “first kiss” in Lincoln Beach, Oregon, to the final…
Science Aug 175 things you should remember as you prepare for the great solar eclipse
If you plan to join the 5,000-year-old tradition of eclipse watching next Monday, here are five things you need to remember.
Science Jun 216 things you may not know about jellyfish
Jennie Janssen, assistant curator of the Blue Wonders exhibit at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, offers six little-known facts she wants people to know about jellies.
Science Jun 06How Mother Nature and a Pentagon mathematician created the world’s largest instrument
Deep inside the Luray Caverns, a song rises above the steady drip-drip-drip of water echoing upon limestone. The Great Stalacpipe Organ, a three-and-a-half-acre percussion instrument, is its source.