Julie Chapman is a New York State Broadcasters and Associated Press award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of professional experience.  Julie is also an Emmy-nominated anchor who helped launch Spectrum News 1 Albany when it first hit the airwaves in 2002. She has proudly anchored our morning newscasts ever since. Prior to this, Julie worked as an anchor and reporter at various news stations from Binghamton to Baltimore.

Julie is also an award-winning author.  She was honored with a 2021 National Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for writing Witches, Bats, and Mystical Cats. Through poetic stories, her book celebrates the Halloween season and how it can encourage all of us to be our most imaginative. Julie’s book is now offered by the nation’s leading retailers.

Dedicated to giving back to her community, Julie is passionately involved with mentoring and youth empowerment programs. She works closely with Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region, where she hosts their premier events. Julie routinely mentors high school and college students who dream of becoming journalists. She also enjoys hosting the Festival of Nations Diversity Celebration each year for the city of Albany because of its unique ability to connect people.

Born and raised in upstate New York, Julie and her husband are so happy to raise their two children close to family. In her spare time, Julie enjoys writing poetry, high-intensity fitness, and animal rescue.