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 Oct 287 things you didn’t know about vampire bats
The vampire bat is hardly the agent-of-evil its association with Dracula would suggest.
Nation Sep 14300 years on, America’s first lighthouse shines over Boston
The original tower was blown up in an incident during the Revolutionary War and was rebuilt by the newly-formed United States in 1783.
Science Sep 13Watch antibiotic-resistant bacteria evolve right before your eyes
It’s spreading! Scientists at Harvard Medical School in Boston and Technion-Israel have designed a way to document bacteria as the microbes become impervious to antibiotics.
Science Sep 08Scientists name parasite in a tribute to Obama
Already the Commander in Chief and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, President Obama now has another honor: the namesake of a new species.
Science Sep 02Meet the mite, the tiny bugs in your mattress, your tea and on your face
Millions of minuscule mites share our wide world. Mites are arachnids, much like spiders and scorpions, and the microscopic creatures are among the oldest and most plentiful invertebrates on the planet.
Nation Aug 18Column: When news of the Louisiana flooding got personal
On Saturday night, my parents went to sleep confident that the rain falling on the state was just another big rainstorm. It wasn’t.
Health Aug 17Olympic athletes use them, but do these recovery therapies really work?
The proven benefits of athletic therapies like cupping, a traditional eastern medicine technique made famous by Michael Phelps and others at the Rio Games, are often unclear.
Science Aug 12Meet the oldest known vertebrate in the world
A Greenland shark just took home the gold medal for longest-living vertebrate. This slow-moving native of the Arctic and North Atlantic can live to be 272 years old, according to a new study in Science.
Science Jun 30NASA’s Juno zooms in on Jupiter
On Independence Day, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and beam photos and other data 1.8 billion miles back to Earth. After traveling five years and 1,740 million miles at more than…
Science Jun 23People want self-driving cars to value passenger safety over pedestrians, study says
Researchers find a moral inconsistency around self-driving vehicles that could present roadblocks to greater public safety.