NYS Emmy-nominated journalist Julie Philipp has been News Director for WXXI’s Center for Public Affairs since 2008, overseeing radio, television, and online news.
Prior to that, she served as WXXI Television News Director. She first came to WXXI in 1989 as a radio journalist, earning top honors in the New York State Broadcasters Association’s General Excellence in Individual Reporting and Enterprise Reporting award categories. She also served as interim Capitol Bureau Correspondent for New York State Public Radio, reporting statewide from Albany. While taking some time to raise her family on a small farm near Rochester, Julie was a freelance writer for news and general interest publications.
She hosts WXXI’s weekly television news magazine Need to Know Rochester. She also contributes to PBS and NPR news programs, and has produced and moderated many local and statewide Voice of the Voter political debates and forums.
The hills surrounding the lakes are fertile ground, and the area's wines are gaining acclaim. But it's still tough to buy a bottle: The Finger Lakes wines face tough competition from better-known wines, and only a few of the local labels can be found in other states.