Julia Macfarlane joined ABC News in January 2018 as a London-based reporter covering global affairs. She began her career as a freelance photojournalist working in...
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Julia Macfarlane joined ABC News in January 2018 as a London-based reporter covering global affairs. She began her career as a freelance photojournalist working in Indonesia, where she was born. She then moved to Beirut, Lebanon, and worked for the BBC News bureau.
Since joining ABC News Julia has reported from the UK and Europe, covering foreign affairs including the Salisbury nerve agent attack, President Trump’s state visit to the UK, the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first royal baby and the tragic collapse of the Genoa bridge in Italy.
While at BBC, Macfarlane reported on the Syrian refugee crisis, the Israel-Hamas war of 2014 in Gaza, the European migration crisis, and national and local stories for BBC News. She also worked as a producer on the flagship newscast “BBC News at Six and Ten” covering the 2015 general election and the Brexit referendum the following year. Macfarlane was sent alone to cover the Israel-Gaza conflict in 2014 and to Lebanon to cover the Syrian refugee crisis, both times as a self-shooting video reporter.
A graduate of University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Macfarlane received her Master of Arts in English literature.
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