Julia Ritchey | Journalist

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Photo by Kelsie Moore

About Me

I’m a North Carolina-based reporter, editor and occasional podcaster with an interest in local politics, climate change and popular culture. From my internship at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to riding in Hillary Clinton’s press motorcade through Reno in 2016 — the last 12 years have taken me on assignments all over the country and world. I’m currently working remotely for North Country Public Radio through the end of 2020. I am available for remote editing, consulting and tape syncs. More recent enterprise work can be found under the “Latest Projects” section. There are a few audio samples below that.

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 launch. If you’re ever in Hendersonville, N.C., my hometown, check out Underground Baking Company, another bakery close to my heart.  

Latest Projects

Editor for top-rated podcast on climate change.

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Reporting for North Country Public Radio in NY.

Audio Samples

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all police departments in the state to reinvent and modernize their policies and procedures. But efforts in Potsdam, a predominantly white community in upstate New York, have not gone smoothly after an advisory committee’s only two Black members resigned. The two members said the group was not tackling the issues of race and policing head on. Is Cuomo’s executive order really the best way to tackle systemic racism in police departments? NCPR, January 2021
President Trump has been sued for blocking his critics on Twitter, but increasingly even state and local politicians are doing the same. One Utah Republican state senator is asked to talked to the person he blocked to explain why. NPR, October 2017
A new social media campaign called #BlackBirdersWeek is highlighting black scientists, birders and other outdoor enthusiasts enjoying nature and being outside. NCPR, June 2020.
One city that’s always marketed itself as fun now finds itself on the rise. And no, it has nothing to do with casinos. How Reno’s blossoming tech industry might change the city. PRI’s Innovation Hub, June 2016.
45 Days Podcast: On your mark, get set, #utpol. 45 Days takes you behind the scenes of the Utah Legislature’s fast and furious annual session. Each week, reporters Julia Ritchey and Nicole Nixon highlight critical bills and how they could affect you. KUER, March 2019.

Work With Me

Currently available for freelance editing, tape syncs and brainstorms.

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.

Follow Me

On Twitter or Instagram. I have Facebook, but I hate it.

Contact: ritchey.julia@gmail.com