News Anchor

Julie Bragg graduated from JMU in 1994 and eventually found her way back to WTVR-6 in Richmond, a place she had called her station since she was teenager.

She began working there when she was 15 on a show called “For Kids Sake.” Her first story was about a teen dance club. While she was performing her stand up, she realized that she wanted to be an anchor.

Now she reports the 5 o’clock news at the same station.

Between her time at JMU and Richmond, she worked at a small station in Martinsville as the lone anchor on a newscast that was mostly unscripted.

Now that she is a mom, she uses her influence as a news anchor to reach out to children. Recently, she helped an 8-year-old girl named Marley who was teased at school because of her glasses.

“Now that I’m a mom, stories impact me differently,” said Bragg, who has a son in preschool. “I can get emotional about some stories. They can be happy or sad. I’ve always cared and been impacted but now it’s been more challenging.”

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