In December 2019, WTOP promoted Julia Ziegler to Director of News and Programming at WTOP.
From 2015 to 2019, she served as WTOP’s Digital News Director since 2015. In this role she oversaw the creation and development of all of WTOP’s digital news products, including WTOP.com, the WTOP app, social media, video, podcasts, smart speakers and more.
Ziegler began her career at WTOP in 2003 and has held multiple roles within the company during that time.
She also served as the managing editor of WTOP.com’s sister station, FederalNewsRadio.com, for seven years.
Before joining the Federal News Radio team, Ziegler 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.