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 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.
Science Jun 15How do dolphins communicate? Cracking the code of the mammal’s whistles and clicks
Denise Herzing’s research team hopes to better understand the spotted dolphins’ underwater communication system.
Science May 09The incredible acrobatics of the tree frog, in slow motion
The toe pad of the Amazon milk frog can hold up to 14 times the animal’s body weight. That’s like an average American man holding a Honda Civic… with his toes.
Science Apr 29Why are peacock tail feathers so enchanting?
To better understand the role that peacock tail feathers play in sexual selection, scientists have turned their attention to a tail-shaking move known as "train-rattling."…