Julie Whitaker is WNYC's social media editor. She loves tweeting the weather, wishing New York a good morning, and saying no to Twitter spam. When she's not talking about local news, she's watching television or listening to "Groove Is in the Heart."
Previously, she worked for six years as the web and social media strategist at Doctors Without Borders. There, she was on a team nominated for an Emmy for innovative approaches to news and documentary advocacy for "Starved for Attention," a campaign on childhood malnutrition.
Julie graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Computer Science. She serves on the board of the Crow Hill Community Association in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
If college basketball players were any better at killing mice in delis, they’d be bodega cats. That’s why this year, we put together a tournament of champions for our city’s feline guardians of the processed food shelves. We asked people who fancy a local bodega cat to take ...
Today is Pi Day, in that it’s March 14th, or 3.14. It’s the one day a year we pause to reflect on that beautiful symbol used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
And I learned a few things along the way. Like that it's possible to cry in a Jackass movie and caveman cartoons are overrated.
After three brilliant albums -- and a collaboration with David Byrne -- St. Vincent's Annie Clark makes a major creative leap on her self-titled fourth album, St. Vincent. Members of the Soundcheck and WNYC team give the new record a spin.
Dancing bobsledders, skaters throwing shade and all the hats you can stomach. Here's a list to catch you up on all the most important things you've missed so far.
Some of our favorites photos of New York City posted on Instagram this week.
Jon Stewart ribbed the mayor over an incident last month in which he used a knife and fork to eat pizza at a Staten Island restaurant, and gave him the chance to make amends.
These stories are just small glimpses of his life, but they add a nice touch to the way we will remember a man who was not only an award-winning actor, but a neighbor.
Whether you're an Oscar completist who tries to see every single movie nominated, or you want to score in the smaller categories on your office Oscar ballot—here's your guide to the movies that aren't in theaters anymore.
From "awesomely dangerous, watch out for parked cars" to "great for smaller kids," here's the best of the fantastic submissions you sent us on our crowdsourced sledding map.
Here are some of our favorite photos of the snow! Follow us on Instagram and tag us in your own snow photos: @wnycradio.
It's a snow day, and with five inches and counting in some parts of the city, we need your help finding the best sledding spots.
Update your feed with these New York City Instagrammers capturing our city in unique and interesting ways.
The project for this holiday weekend is to take photos of the people, pets, and things that make you feel grateful.
It's a rarity that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap (it won't happen again for 80,000 years!), but with all the recipes, advice and guides to the celebrations, we're feeling a dangerous amount of holiday overload. So what if the two actually cancelled each other out? Think of all the amazing things you could spend your time doing. Here, a guide to an anti-Thanksgivukkah long weekend.
In case you're one of those New Yorker who forgets to look up while walking around the city, you're really missing out. The fall foliage in the city is gorgeous right now. Our next heavy rainfall threatens to remove leaves from the trees, so let's take advantage of this weekend to capture all the beauty.
On election day, we asked you to snap a photo of yourself doing your civic duty: Waiting in line, exiting the voting booth, or proudly wearing your "I Voted" sticker. It's our #VoterSelfie project.
On election day, WNYC wants you to help tell the story of how voting is going. Take our 3-minute survey to report any issues you've experienced.
It's silly, but fun.