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Julia Pickar

Julia works as an announcer at OPB. She is also a freelance journalist for the Northwest News Network.

Previously, Julia was a freelance news producer for the nationally-syndicated news program "To the Point" (a co-production of Public Radio International and KCRW) and local shows "Which Way, LA?" (KCRW) and "Air Talk" (KPCC). She was also a fill-in news anchor for jazz station KSBR, where she also produced and reported state and local news stories.

Prior to working in radio, Julia was an e-business consultant. In 1999, she co-founded a venture-backed digital music company called iPingPong, where she focused on licensing deals with the recording industry. Julia has a master's degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Boston University.

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Recent Articles

Environment | local

Mt Hood's Summer Skiers Cross the Finish Line A Month Early

Northwest News Network | Aug. 7, 2015 7:13 p.m.

Mt. Hood's Timberline Resort is the only place offering a full summer ski season in North America. But not this year. The resort closed to the public on...


Learning Marketplace Sites Compete To Become School Of Everything

Northwest News Network | Nov. 6, 2013 4:09 p.m.

Online marketplaces like eBay, CraigsList and Etsy offer you a way to sell your stuff. But what about a place to sell your skills and expertise?

local | Arts

Everyone’s A Comedian? Not At Improv School

Northwest News Network | Nov. 2, 2012 6:36 a.m. | Portland

Improv classes and workshops are popping up in Seattle, Portland, Boise, Spokane and Eugene. Companies and business schools are taking notice.

local | Economy

Online Reviews Make Big Difference To Small Businesses

Northwest News Network | Aug. 3, 2012 5:01 p.m.

Northwest venues must compete for attention from a highly discerning crowd. Online rating sites such as Yelp, Google and ...

Health | local

Sea Change In Cancer Treatment: Get On The Treadmill

Northwest News Network | June 1, 2012 2:59 p.m.

When you get cancer, hopping on a treadmill is probably the last thing on your mind. But a growing pile of evidence shows ...