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Julie Walmsley

Julie Walmsley

Freelance Journalist

Los Angeles, CA

I'm an LA-based freelance journalist interested in the intersection of business, culture, and government, as collided by tech. Tell me your story.



Data Reporter/Web Producer (Freelance)

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Writer | Editor | Producer | Data Journalist

CreditDonkey Nov 2013 - present
Data Reporter/Web Producer
• Finding, analyzing, and writing about financial data related to consumer decision-making, use of credit, and general financial literacy
• Creating data presentations: producing articles in storyboard/slideshow format on proprietary CMS, visualizing data

EPICenter Los Angeles 2012 – present
Project Manager and Editor
Filling multiple roles in Annenberg Foundation-funded, UCLA/RAND-led public policy project to assess and mitigate the vulnerabilities of the Los Angeles health care system to terrorist attack or disaster

AOL, Patch Division 2010 – 2012
Local Reporter
• Covered city government, planning and land use, sustainability, infrastructure and public works, public safety, local business
• Wrote original and exclusive coverage of planning and land use controversies including the Community Care Facilities Ordinance and the construction of the Hilton Foundation headquarters in Agoura Hills

Selling The Fountain of Youth, Basic Books 2009 – 2010
Local Reporter
• Acted as local reporter and general research assistant for author Arlene Weintraub, then-Science Editor at Businessweek
• Researched and fact checked claims and credentials of anti-aging doctors and compounding pharmacies
• Attended events and seminars which recruit new patients to anti-aging medicine franchises


Local Reporter (Freelance)

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Paramount Television

Production Research Associate, Dr. Phil

• As intern during Emmy-nominated Season 2, produced episodes beginning with topic idea through taping: pre-interviewing potential guests to grade story potential, topical research, academic psychology research, preparing show script and segment sequencing
• Wrote and edited for website: storyboards, message boards, links, referrals


Diamond Wealth Advisors

Research and Client Portfolios

• Directed research, editing, client portfolio services for wealth management firm for high net worth individuals
• Began on short-term contract to develop marketing materials through launch; hired to full-time staff on path to become investment analyst before company disbanded

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ICFJ McGraw-Hill Data Journalism Program

University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., History with Public Affairs Minor, also studied Chinese