Julia Ritchey | Journalist
I’m a Nashville-based writer, editor, podcaster and occasional baker with an interest in local politics, climate change and popular culture. I’ve worked on the award-winning podcast Drilled, an investigative series on climate change, and more recently for The Indicator, NPR’s daily economics program. Other work has appeared through outlets such as NPR, Planet Money, The Associated Press, High Country News, 1A, Here & Now, Carolina Public Press, Savannah Morning News and Voice of America. I originally hail from Western North Carolina.
A few work highlights are below, as well as a link to my newsletter Meat ‘n Three.
When I am not out reporting, you can find me procrastibaking. If you’re ever in Salt Lake City, check out Bread Riot Bakehouse, an artisan bakery I helped open. If you’re ever in Hendersonville, N.C., my hometown, check out Underground Baking Company, another bakery close to my heart.
Produced and scripted three audio slideshows featuring mental health workers and patients for the dedication ceremony of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute. (First slideshow timestamp from 0:00-2:22). Jan. 2021
I have a newsletter called Meat ‘n Three. Let me send you email.
Work With Me
Currently available for freelance editing, reporting, producing, tape syncs and other creative consults.
Praise For Me
Recipient of four regional Edward R. Murrow awards and 12 local SPJ awards, including best reporter, best use of sound and best political reporting. Also a Charles Kuralt fellow at Voice of America and recipient of a Nevada Humanities grant.