She joined BBC News 24 for the channel's relaunch on 8th December 2003 - from sister channel BBC World, where she was European Business Reporter on World Business Report.
Prior to her appointment at the BBC, Julia was working as a European Markets Reporter for CNBC Europe. Her duties there involved travelling to the major bourses around Europe and reporting live to a global audience on the main stories of the day.
Julia also presented the main evening programme called Business Centre Europe and initially joined CNBC Europe as the e-business correspondent specialising in the world of the internet and e-commerce.
Prior to working at CNBC, Julia worked at HTV Bristol where she presented the main evening news programme and a current affairs documentary series called Take 3, which ran for two years.
While working on the main news programme, Julia worked extensively on the Bristol Heart Scandal, covering the inquiry into the deaths of children at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. She was also sent to Kosovo to cover the plight of the refugees during the conflict.
During her freelance career, Julia worked for GMTV, BBC Newsroom South East, Channel Five News, Newsdirect, BBC Bristol, BBC Radio Four and Capital Radio.
She trained as a video journalist at Channel One television, and has both radio and television experience. She graduated with honours from the London Institute, where she completed her postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism., having previously studied Law and Economics and attained a business management qualification.
Away from broadcasting she owns a restaurant, The Kiwi Kitchen, with her chef partner Matt.