For Julia Mitric, hearing stories from people she'd otherwise never meet is the most fascinating part of working in public media. She began collecting radio stories in 1999 when she first started working for National Public Radio in Washington, DC. There, Julia worked with a team of NPR reporters, producers and editors on the National Desk, covering national politics, education, immigration and a diverse mix of stories for All Things Considered, Morning Edition and NPR's weekend programs. Julia went on to become a National Desk field producer, based in DC but traveling for news stories around the country. During this chapter, Julia also worked as a piece producer on several long-format projects, such as the Morning Edition series for the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. After the 2001 terrorist attacks, Julia worked with the team covering the aftermath from NPR's New York bureau. Leading up to the 2004 Elections, Julia was tapped as NPR Senior National Correspondent Linda Wertheimer's dedicated field producer. The pair spent six months exploring battleground states and covering political conventions, filing stories for NPR from Ohio, Arizona, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York and Boston.
Since 2005, Julia's been working as an independent media producer based in Sacramento. She's worked on a mix of projects in northern California and on the road. Julia's filled in as a reporter for KQED FM Public Radio in San Francisco and Sacramento. In 2005, Julia was called to New Orleans to work on NPR's post-Hurricane Katrina coverage. In 2006, Julia traveled to China and Korea to study Energy issues on a Jefferson Fellowship, sponsored by the East-West Institute. In 2009, she worked as the state capital reporter for KPCC Southern CA Public Radio, covering the budget crisis and the debate around prison reform.
Julia has been a Contributing Reporter on five multimedia documentary projects with The View From Here, most recently Out Of The Shadows And Into Marriage.
When Julia's headphones are off, she's either chasing her two young children or cooking, traveling and writing about adventures in food.