Senior reporter Julie Grant tweets @AFrontJulie. She has worked in public radio journalism for 20 years, much of that time focused on environmental issues in the Great Lakes region.
As Ohio correspondent for Michigan Radio’s “The Environment Report,” and reporter at North Country Public Radio in New York, Julie covered everything from the farm bill, to oil pipelines, chemicals in every day products, kids’ vaccines, sewage overflows and toxic algae in the water.
She has won many awards for her work, including being named “Best Reporter” in Ohio by the Society of Professional Journalists and the recently-announced regional Edward R. Murrow Award in NY for hard news reporting about the politicization of the school food program.
Her stories have been heard on various NPR/ PRI programs, including Morning Edition, the Splendid Table, and Studio 360. Julie also produced an NPR-distributed science documentary about GMO foods and crops for The DNA Files series.
She studied biology and land ethics in graduate school at Kent State University, and spent a few summers as a crop inspector for the National Organic Program in Ohio.