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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:34pm

Julia Deng - Multimedia Journalist

Julia Deng Multimedia Journalist

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Julia Deng joins the NewsChannel 9 team from Los Angeles, where she attended the University of Southern California and graduated magna cum laude with majors in Broadcast & Digital Journalism and Political Science.

In Los Angeles, Julia worked as a reporter and Executive Producer for Annenberg TV News, providing 24/7 coverage of breaking news stories for ATVN's evening newscast and award-winning website, ATVN.org. As a true "one-woman band," Julia writes, shoots and edits her own stories. She is trained to coordinate and produce her own mobile live shots via FaceTime and Skype.

Julia worked as part of the NBC Nightly News team in Burbank during her junior and senior years of college, contributing to the weekday newscast with Brian Williams, the weekend newscast with Lester Holt, NBCNews.com and various TODAY Show and NBC Latino stories. Her fluency in Mandarin made her an essential part of the news team during NBC’s coverage of the Asiana Airlines crash in July 2013.

Before joining the Nightly team, Julia interned at Dateline NBC, CBS2/KCAL9, NBC Bay Area and Cape Town TV News. She field produced DWP and Caltrans investigations for reporter David Goldstein at the CBS2/KCAL9 Investigative Unit, conducting dusk-to-dawn stakeouts and shooting undercover footage on hidden cameras to expose government employee corruption. At Dateline, Julia worked closely with correspondent Josh Mankiewicz and received Assistant Producer credit for the 2012 season premiere, "The Plot Thickens."

Julia was honored by the Good News Foundation and awarded the Leslie Miller Scholarship in 2013 for her "excellent on-air presence" and "commitment to telling stories that make a positive and meaningful difference."

Prior to discovering her passion for journalism, Julia was intent on pursuing a career in classical music. She studied violin at The Juilliard School for six years and is always thrilled to cover stories related to the arts. When she isn't chasing a story or furiously scrolling through her Twitter feed, Julia can be found baking gluten-free desserts and expanding her scrapbook of "The New Yorker" cartoons.

You can watch Julia on NewsChannel 9 on weekday evenings. Follow her on Twitter at @Julia_Deng and send her your story ideas at jdeng@ktsm.com.