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Julia Ziegler

Julia Ziegler

News Director

Julia Ziegler serves as the News Director of WTOP.com. She began her career at WTOP in 2003 and has held multiple roles within the company during that time.

Previous to her current role, she served as the managing editor of WTOP.com’s sister station, FederalNewsRadio.com, for seven years.

She joined the Federal News Radio team in August 2008 as the producer of <a href=”http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?sid=2464768&nid=82″>In Depth with Francis Rose</a>.

Before joining the team, she was the executive producer at sister stations Talk Radio 3WT and Washington Post Radio.

Ziegler was introduced to WTOP in 2002 when she served as an intern at the station. She was hired in 2003 and worked her way up from assistant editor, to web writer and editor.

Julia graduated from Penn State in May 2003 with a degree in journalism. She still spends her weekends there in the fall, cheering on the Nittany Lion football team. She has her M.A. in News Media Studies from American University.

Favorite Quotes:

“Success is not a goal, it’s a byproduct.” – Coach Eric Taylor, Friday Night Lights

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“Only mediocrity escapes criticism.” – John Steinbeck in a letter to President Lyndon Johnson