Before joining the team, she was the executive producer at sister stations Talk Radio 3WT and Washington Post Radio. Prior to that she was at WTOP, working her way up from intern to assistant editor, to web writer, and editor.
Julia graduated from Penn State in May 2003 with a degree in journalism. She still spends her weekends there in the fall, cheering on the Nittany Lion football team. She has her M.A. in News Media Studies from American University.