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Julia Yarbough

A more than 20-year veteran of the broadcast news industry, Yarbough returns to the anchor desk after several years in the private and governmental sectors. Yarbough brings to the KHSL, KNVN (Action News Now) team an extensive news background, including reporting, anchoring, content producing, live news coverage and radio presence. She began her career chasing news in the field, as well as bringing viewers daily and nightly reports from the anchor chair in the studios of NBC6 - WTVJ in Miami

Title: Anchor

A multiple Emmy-Award winning broadcast and print journalist, Julia Yarbough’s on-air television, public speaking and professional writing and production experience reaches across multiple platforms. She began her career chasing news in the field as well as bringing viewers daily and nightly reports with segments ranging from hard news to human interest, environmental, education and political coverage, from the anchor chair in the studios of NBC6-WTVJ, in Miami, KCBS2 in Los Angeles, WSVN, South Florida, WLKY, Louisville, Kentucky, WEAR, Pensacola, Florida and KEYT, in Santa Barbara.

Most recently Julia served as the Press Information Officer with the Chico Police Department under leadership of Chief Michael O’Brien. Her skills for governmental messaging developed during a more than two-year position as Media Ambassador for the internationally
recognized City of Miami Beach, leading an in-house production team producing original programming for MBTV, the Miami Beach Police and Fire Departments and social media platforms.

"I love telling stories. When I know a viewer or reader is seeing what I'm seeing and feeling what I'm feeling, then I have been successful. Sometimes engaging an audience means sharing my personal story as well. Regardless the platform, my goal is to inform, educate and invoke emotion."

Julia has produced live reports from all over South Florida as well as exotic International locations, such as the 2006 winter and 2008 Summer Olympics in Torino, Italy and Beijing, China, respectively. Never one to run from adventure and excitement, Julia flew an F-16 with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds! Named “Best Female News Anchor” by the Broward New Times, Julia’s work has earned her professional and personal recognition and helped her build a following of loyal television viewers and on-line social media fans all over the world. Her work also caught the attention of movie director Michael Mann, casting Julia in MIAMI VICE, and landed her a one-on-one interview with music superstars Daryl Hall & John Oates.

Julia has received numerous awards, including twice the prestigious N.A.T.A.S. Emmy, The Sunshine State Award from The Society of Professional Journalists, The 3CMA Savvy Award for government programming of the MBTV-produced original programs On The Frontline and MB Culture, and is the recipient of a 2009 Fellowship with The Institutes of Journalism & Natural Resources. In 2011 Julia was named one of Broward County’s “100 Outstanding Women.”

She is also the creator of Julia Yarbough Media Group, LLC which allows Julia to bring her extensive storytelling experience to a broader market; professionally evolving in the fields of communications consulting, public speaking and video production. Since its inception Julia Yarbough Media Group has forged partnerships with organizations, corporations and individuals to identify and produce stories that have a positive impact on our society and world and secure media placement for select clients.

In October, 2013 Julia was commissioned to co-produce a documentary for GE/Africa spending three weeks in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. Known for her passion for the outdoors and issues of diversity, Julia partnered with NOLS - National Outdoor Leadership School to co-produce and promote a film documenting the first all African-American climbing team to attempt to summit Alaska's DENALI in June, 2013.
Julia's work has gained national attention as a result of her partnership with The HabiHut and GE to produce a video presentation in Nairobi, Kenya highlighting The HabiHut, a revolutionary new solar-powered water kiosk. Julia's production credits also include segments for The Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, The Broward County
Minority Builder's Coalition and Children's Harbor Foster Care Agency; featuring the community work of the respective agencies.

Julia has been featured on South Florida and national television and radio programs speaking to issues such as career reinvention, work-life balance and relationships. She is often called upon to speak to organizations about life lessons learned as a result of her broadcast career and sharing with others the importance of living authentically and finding passion in one’s life.

A native of Fairfield, California, Julia is graduate of The University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Economics, Julia began her journalism career as a print journalist for The Daily Nexus campus newspaper.

She and her family, which includes four backyard chickens, relocated to Butte County two years ago and now call Chico, home. When not chasing down news, Julia can be found exploring the many hiking trails in Northern California and reminding herself to watch out for rattlesnakes.

Recent Posts by Julia Yarbough

2020 cross-country motorcycle tour

A South Florida man isn't letting a year of national challenges stop him from seeing the country and visiting California on motorcycle

Wildfires, smoke and ash: impacts to local water

What impacts, if any, with the smoke and ash resulting from wildfires have on our local water?

Air Quality Updates

To check the air quality in your neighborhood

19th Amendment: 100 year anniversary of women's right to vote

What is the historical significance of marking the 100 year anniversary of women earning the right to vote through the 19th Amendment

Local father facing foreclosure fears

A Los Molinos single father is working to make ends meet during the pandemic and fearful of losing his home

National Farmers Market Week 2020

The nation is encouraged to support local farmers providing goods and services.

Latino Outreach of Tehama County

The North Valley Community Foundation offers grant money to local non-profit organization

Vote Safe California

Information for voter registration in California

Losing a loved one: Woman speaks out after partner murdered in Chico

Action News Now Morning Anchor Julia Yarbough shares a rare insight from a grieving woman whose partner was taken by violence.

Buddy's great adventure: a wayward border collie returns home

After five months of being on the loose a Border Collie named Buddy is reunited with his rightful owner

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 786168

Reported Deaths: 15016
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San Francisco1074599
San Mateo9522143
Santa Barbara8862110
San Luis Obispo336927
Santa Cruz22188
San Benito130111
El Dorado10684
Del Norte1361
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