Julie Fine is an Emmy award-winning political journalist fulfilling a goal to live in the state of Texas!
After graduating from Tulane University with a tight group of friends from North Texas, she told them she would build her career and join them. Now she has and is thrilled to be working in North Texas.
After leaving Tulane University, Julie went to Washington, D.C., and worked behind the scenes as a production assistant and field producer from WJLA. She decided to pursue reporting, got a job at WJET-TV and was promoted to education reporter. She was the only local reporter to accompany a group of students to a national scholastic competition in Anchorage, Alaska.
From there, Julie went to work in her hometown of Buffalo, New York. The bulk of her time was spent covering politics and breaking stories during a major budget crisis. She was sent to cover the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the state capital. After interviewing Wolf Blitzer and Tim Russert for a story on well-known Buffalo journalists, she went back to Washington to cover Russert's funeral.
From there to Pittsburgh, where Julie won an Emmy covering the firing of legendary Penn State Coach Joe Paterno, she was the only local reporter live during the riots that followed.
Julie joined NBC 5 in June 2013. As NBC 5's political reporter, it has been a very busy few years. Julie covered the 2014 Gubernatorial race and the 84th and 85th Texas legislative sessions.
In 2016 she hit the road for the Presidential election. Julie followed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) through his run for the presidency, from Iowa until Indiana, where he suspended his campaign. She landed the first one-on-one interview with him after he ended it.
Throughout the campaign, she went to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and all over the great state of Texas!
In her spare time, Julie is all about sports (she is from Buffalo and hope springs eternal). You can catch her at the gym, the movies, or likely talking politics somewhere.