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 18Reliving the earthquake that changed earthquake science
In the early hours of April 18, 1906, a magnitude 7.7 to 7.9 earthquake shook San Francisco awake. Buildings crumbled, water mains ruptured and fires broke out across the city. Those fires fueled a massive inferno would raged through San…
Science Apr 06A day in the life of a weather balloon
Dan Wolfe is a "balloon man." For more than 40 years, he has released weather balloons into the sky.
Nation Mar 04These guys quit their day jobs to visit every single national park
Last year, 30-year-old Darius Nabors did something many Americans only dream of. He quit his job and hit the road.
Arts Aug 08Grit and limbs propelled Misty Copeland’s improbable rise through ballet’s ranks
In a ballet world filled with white swans, Misty Copeland stands out. As the first African-American female to hold the rank of Soloist at American Ballet Theater in 20 years, Copeland has had an improbable rise. In her new memoir…
Arts May 04Three New Looks on the National Mall
The National Mall here in Washington, D.C., is indeed a national treasure, but it's one that is in some disrepair. The Trust for the National Mall has just held a competition to design three new sections in oft-neglected areas on…
Science Nov 15Photomicrographs Capture Beauty, Complexity of Life Beneath the Lens
Want to see a mosquito heart? A starfish embryo? The crystals in crystallized soy sauce? Then behold the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, an annual contest for photomicrographs, or images taken through a microscope. The subject matter…