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 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.
Arts Nov 10Photos: These wildlife photography winners will put a smile on your face
This year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards honored humorous moments captured in animal photography.
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.