Julie Chapman is a NYS Broadcasters and Associated Press award-winning reporter with more than 25 years of professional experience.  Julie 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.

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 being a dedicated soccer mom.