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
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.
Science May 24Brace yourself: This prosthetic engineer is giving animals a leg up
Derrick Campana made the jump to animal prosthetics and orthotics 12 years ago -- when few, if anyone, created artificial limbs for dogs and other pets.
Science May 22Cicadas strike back four years early. But why?
University of Maryland entomologist Mike Raupp explores why cicadas have emerged ahead of schedule and whether climate change is a factor.
World May 18‘Hide no more,’ Pope Francis tells those with Huntington’s disease
“May none of you ever feel you are alone; may none of you feel you are a burden; may no one feel the need to run away,” he said.
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.