For many years, Julie has been the familiar face on the ITV News at Ten, both as anchor and reporter. She also fronts ITV’s ‘Tonight’ programme, the UK’s most watched current affairs show, and has fronted several one-off special events for live television, either independently or in a co-presenting role.
These roles have included the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and reporting live from Rome on the election of Pope Francis. Julie has also been involved in political broadcasting. In 2015 she became the first woman to chair a General Election debate with all seven party political leaders and was the first woman to co-present a general election in 2005. Julie also chaired key debates during the EU referendum – including the live programme with David Cameron and Nigel Farage.
As well as interviewing the past five Prime Ministers, Julie has also interviewed other high profile figures such as Hillary Clinton, Condoleeza Rice, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Prince William and Prince Harry, and was the first British journalist to interview Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2014.
Her reporting has always been at the heart of major news stories as they happened including reporting live on air as the news of the 7/7 attacks unfolded and recently anchoring live rolling coverage of the Westminster Terror Attack for an extended edition of News at Ten.