Julie Chapman is a morning anchor weekdays on YNN. She is a veteran in television news with close to 20 years of professional experience.
She came to us from WBAL-TV, the NBC affiliate in Baltimore where she was the weekend anchor for their top rated newscast. She has covered presidential politics from Washington, DC, reported live as major hurricanes slammed the east coast, and interviewed well-known figures in sports history, including Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. In addition to anchoring, she was a WBAL general assignment reporter. Julie also worked weekly with Johns Hopkins Hospital on award winning health reports for NBC News Channel. Prior to Baltimore, Julie worked as an anchor/reporter at WBNG-TV and WICZ-TV in her hometown of Binghamton, and she started her career at WENY-TV in Elmira.
Julie has won numerous awards by the Associated Press and NYS Broadcasters Association for excellence in reporting live breaking news and her in-depth special reports.
Julie is a graduate of SUNY Cortland where she was recognized for excellence in broadcast journalism and television production. She also developed and taught a broadcast journalism curriculum at the New School of Radio and Television in Albany.
Many causes are close to her heart. She has been working with the Little Sisters of the Poor, which provides services for the elderly. She also lends her time and support to a number of other Capital Region charitable organizations.
Family is extremely important to her and that's what brought her back to Upstate New York. Julie, her husband and their children are happy living close to home.