Julie Chapman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 30 years of professional news experience. She helped debut Spectrum News 1 Albany when it first hit the airwaves back in 2002. She is now the longest-running morning anchor in New York’s Capital Region. Prior to this, Julie worked as an anchor and reporter at various news stations from Binghamton to Baltimore.

Julie is also a national award-winning author. She has written two children’s books that celebrate the magical moments of the holiday season. Julie’s first book, Witches, Bats, and Mystical Cats won the Outstanding Creator Awards’ 2022 Children’s Book of the Year. The critic review called her writing “masterful,” and her poetry, "upbeat, fun, and enjoyable.”  Her book also won five other national awards including a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.  Her newest follow-up book, Santa, Elves, and Magical Bells was released in 2023 and is already on book lists for schools. 

Dedicated to giving back, Julie is passionate about mentoring and youth empowerment programs. She hosts numerous school assemblies throughout the year where she talks with students about the importance of reading, writing, imagination, and self-expression. For more than a decade, she has worked closely with Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region and Albany’s Festival of Nations Diversity Celebration hosting their premiere events.

In her spare time, Julie loves riding her motorcycle (Can-Am Spyder), Formula 1 Racing, caring for her rescue kitties, and power walking with friends.  You can also find Julie hosting booths at community festivals throughout the year where she enjoys engaging with people about life’s lighter moments through her books.

Born and raised in upstate New York, Julie and her husband feel blessed to have been able to raise their two children close to home. Follow Julie on Twitter @JChapmanTV, Instagram @JulieChapmanTVNews, and Facebook and LinkedIn as Julie Chapman.