Originally from Peterborough, Julie graduated from Broadcast Journalism at Fanshawe College in 1999, and the following year she received a post-graduate diploma in Television News. In 2004 she completed a Meteorology course from Penn State University.
“I started as a volunteer at Rogers Television in London and from there moved to CFPL to intern as a videographer. The weather was always something I was interested in and in March 2000 I interned with Jay Campbell in Weather. We spent every day of my internship focusing on weather systems, trends, patterns, and talking about how the weather works; what an incredible experience. The weather is constantly changing so there is always something new to learn.”
She adds “I love my job I get to meet so many people in the community through events, and stories. The best part is that it is always an adventure!”
Julie is married to IHRA Alcohol Funny Car World Champion Rob Atchison, and remarkably has developed a love for drag racing!