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 lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Julie Whitaker appears in the following:
Monday, June 30, 2014
Blue skies, majestic sunsets, and colorful street art — you can’t be everywhere this summer, but you can get an eyeful of the city in your Instagram feed. These are the people who’ll show you the highlights and secret moments of New York City.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Public radio stations around the country are exploring what keeps people in place and what motivates them to move.
Friday, April 25, 2014
We often use our Instagram account (@wnycradio) to give you a behind-the-scenes view of what's happening in our studios, but starting today, we're taking our account out on the streets of New York City.
Stephen Nessen (@stephennessen), our general assignment reporter, will be taking over the Instagram feed this week as he goes on assignments throughout the city. Follow him, talk to him, ask him questions in the comments! Few places combine photography and community like Instagram, and we're excited to meet you there.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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 ...
Friday, March 14, 2014
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.
Friday, February 28, 2014
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.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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.
Monday, February 10, 2014
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.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Some of our favorites photos of New York City posted on Instagram this week.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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.
Monday, February 03, 2014
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.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
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.
Friday, January 03, 2014
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.
Friday, January 03, 2014
Here are some of our favorite photos of the snow! Follow us on Instagram and tag us in your own snow photos: @wnycradio.
Friday, January 03, 2014
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.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Update your feed with these New York City Instagrammers capturing our city in unique and interesting ways.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The project for this holiday weekend is to take photos of the people, pets, and things that make you feel grateful.
Monday, November 25, 2013
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.
Friday, November 08, 2013
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.