Julia Yarbough – Media Relations Specialist
A multiple Emmy-Award winning broadcast and print journalist, Julia Yarbough’s on-air television, public speaking and professional writing and production experience reaches across multiple platforms. She began her career chasing news in the field as well as bringing viewers daily and nightly reports from the anchor chair in the studios of NBC6-WTVJ, in Miami, KCBS2 in Los Angeles, WSVN, South Florida, WLKY, Louisville, Kentucky, WEAR, Pensacola, Florida and KEYT, in Santa Barbara. Julia continually remains at the cutting edge of production styles, digital and on-line messaging and social-media trends. Most recently Julia served as Media Ambassador for the internationally recognized city of Miami Beach, leading an in-house production team producing original programming for MBTV and social media platforms.
Julia has produced live reports from all over South Florida as well as exotic International locations, such as the 2006 Winter and 2008 Summer Olympics in Torino, Italy and Beijing, China, respectively. Never one to run from adventure and excitement, Julia flew an F-16 with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds! Named “Best Female News Anchor” by the Broward New Times, Julia’s work has earned her professional and personal recognition and helped her build a following of loyal television viewers and on-line social media fans. It also caught the attention of movie director Michael Mann, casting Julia in MIAMI VICE, and landed her a one-on-one interview with music superstars Daryl Hall & John Oates.
Julia has received numerous awards, including twice the prestigious N.A.T.A.S. Emmy, the 3CMA Savvy Award for Government Programming, The Sunshine State Award from The Society of Professional Journalists, and is the recipient of a 2009 Fellowship with The Institutes of Journalism & Natural Resources. In 2011 Julia was named one of Broward County’s “100 Outstanding Women.”
The creation of Julia Yarbough Media Group, LLC allows Julia to bring her extensive storytelling experience to a broader market; professionally evolving in the fields of communications consulting, public speaking and video production. Since its inception Julia Yarbough Media Group has forged partnerships with organizations, corporations and individuals to identify and produce stories that have a positive impact on our society and world and secure media placement for select clients.
In October, 2013 Julia was commissioned to co-produce a documentary for GE/Africa spending three weeks in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. Known for her passion for the outdoors and issues of diversity, Julia partnered with NOLS – National Outdoor Leadership School to co-produce and promote a film documenting the first all African-American climbing team to attempt to summit Alaska’s DENALI in June, 2013. Julia’s work has gained national attention as a result of her partnership with The HabiHut and GE to produce a video presentation in Nairobi, Kenya highlighting The HabiHut, a revolutionary new solar-powered water kiosk. Julia’s production credits also include segments for The Broward County Minority Builder’s Coalition and Children’s Harbor Foster Care Agency; featuring the community work of the respective agencies.
Julia has been featured on local and national television and radio programs speaking to issues of career reinvention, work-life balance and relationships. She is often called upon to speak to organizations about life lessons learned as a result of her broadcast career and sharing with others the importance of living authentically and finding passion in one’s life.
A graduate of The University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Economics, Julia began her journalism career as a print journalist for The Daily Nexus campus newspaper.