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 Recent Stories
Science Apr 21Why these people are joining — or skipping — the March for Science
We asked people across the country what they thought about the March for Science. Here’s what you told us.
Science Apr 14To save lives, supercomputers dive into the hearts of nature’s worst tornadoes
Leigh Orf chases tornadoes across America’s central plains, but not from inside a pickup truck. He creates computer simulations of supercell thunderstorms -- and the twisters they spawn -- from the safety of his lab.
Science Mar 20Why looking at the sun can make you sneeze
Do you ever sneeze when you walk into sunlight? If so, you may have a seemingly harmless disorder and you're hardly alone.
Science Jan 26In quest to grow a better tomato, breeders forgot about taste
Tasteless tomatoes, it's not their fault.
Politics Jan 17Iconic inaugural addresses, from Thomas Jefferson to Barack Obama
As we wait to hear Trump’s speech Friday, NewsHour has prepared a compilation of iconic and inspirational highlights from inaugural addresses past.
Science Dec 15The gross ingredient that glowworms use to make sticky snares
Glowworm use bioluminescent blue “butts” and a surprise ingredient in sticky threads to catch other insects for food.
Science Dec 08John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95
John Glenn, NASA astronaut, U.S. Senator and the first American to orbit the planet, died Thursday. He was 95.
Science Nov 29This innovative buoy could help save some of the rarest whales in the world
“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.”…
Science Nov 26Past glacier movements offer clues to the future of ice melt
The West Antarctic ice sheet holds enough water to raise the world’s oceans an estimated 10 feet -- and it’s shrinking.
Science Nov 24What scientists are thankful for this Thanksgiving
This year, the NewsHour reached out to a handful of scientists to find out what they're thankful for -- and here's what they said.