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Julia Mitric

Contributing Reporter

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.

    Stories by Julia Mitric

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Out Of The Shadows And Into Marriage

    June 23, 2016

    For immigrants seeking U.S. residency, marriage provides a clear pathway. Being undocumented makes it complicated. Being gay made it impossible, until recently. His marriage was the last step in Juan Morales' 24-year journey out of the shadows.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Far From Plenty

    December 5, 2014

    At John Still K-8 in Meadowview all 970 students qualify for free lunch. A school resource specialist hands out free bags of food from the on-site pantry -- she wants each bag to link families to more resources.

  • Julia Mitric / Capital Public Radio

    Fits and Starts: Central Valley Economy Beginning To Bounce Back

    October 13, 2014

    As brutal as the Central Valley economy has fared over the last several years, it’s starting to bounce back. Our series “Fits and Starts” on California’s uneven economic recovery continues with a look at the Central Valley.

  • Ask A Neurologist: Dementia and Alzheimer's

    May 9, 2014

    Dr. John Schafer practices at Mercy Medical Group and is Rick and Marianne Rayburn’s neurologist. He is also the director of the Mercy MS Center and the Mercy Achievement Center, a program for wellness for people with MS as a chronic disorder.

  • To Have And Have Not

    May 9, 2014

    Rick Rayburn’s wife Marianne was a beloved schoolteacher and loving mother. But her dementia and a brain infection have changed their retirement plans. Rick is now a 24/7 caregiver. That doesn’t leave him enough time to take care of himself.

  • No Regrets, Just Keep It Moving

    September 20, 2013

    Unyque Jackson became pregnant in her senior year of high school. But, she didn’t see that as a reason to drop out. Through a school program providing childcare, credits and moral support, she graduated and is moving on with her life.

  • Echoes, Fragments, Song

    March 1, 2013

    Freddie Topete barely speaks. He can't dress himself or brush his teeth. This severely autistic 20 year old transferred into the Sac City Community Transition Program at Sacramento State last fall.