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 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.
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.