Julia Allison

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Julia Allison, Julia Allison Baugher[1]
Allison, photographed in 2006
Born (1981-02-28) February 28, 1981 (age 35)
Wilmette, Illinois
Notable credit(s) CNN, BRAVO, Star, Time Out New York; CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, MSNBC
Website http://www.juliaallison.com

Julia Allison formerly Julia Allison Baugher[1] (born February 28, 1981) is an American journalist, television commentator, public speaker and former BRAVO star.[2]

She has appeared as a guest commentator on television networks such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox, Fox News, NBC, Headline News, ABC[3] and MTV, and co-hosted NBC's New York Nonstop lifestyle show TMI Weekly. She co-starred on the Bravo reality show Miss Advised.

Upon graduating from college, she moved to New York and began working as a columnist for amNewYork, after which she became editor-at-large for Star magazine. In 2007, she went on to join Time Out New York as a columnist, a position held until Summer 2009. She then became a nationally syndicated technology columnist with Tribune Media Services[4] and had a series of columns on ELLE.com[5] Her freelance writing has been featured in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times,[6] New York Magazine, The Guardian UK[4] and Cosmopolitan. She was a co-creator of the defunct lifecasting portal NonSociety.com.

She appeared on the July 2008 cover of WIRED magazine and the February 2008 cover of Time Out New York. Her work includes speaking engagements on new media and marketing, as well as assisting various companies such as Sony as brand spokesperson.

Early life[edit]

Julia went to high school at New Trier High School.[7] Julia received a bachelor's degree in Government from Georgetown University in 2004.[8] During college, she wrote a dating column for the campus newspaper, The Hoya. There were allegations of plagiarism during her time there.[9][10] She has tried to live down those allegations according to the Daily News.[11] During her studies she worked as a legislative correspondent for Illinois Republican congressman Mark Kirk in the 107th Congress, later, during the 2004 election, contributing political commentary for Comcast TV.[12]

Personal life[edit]

A Georgetown University alumna, Allison is originally from Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. She is the daughter of Robin and Peter Baugher [1] (president of the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Assn. (CIDRA))[13]

Writing and media appearances[edit]

Following her graduation from college, Julia started to drop the last use of her last name as she no longer wanted to be associated as a sex columnist.[14] In addition to her two-year employment (2007–2009) as a Time Out New York columnist, she had a monthly column in COED magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including Cosmopolitan, Maxim, New York, Teen Vogue, Men's Health, Seventeen, and Capitol File. She also did party coverage for the Huffington Post.[12][15][16]

Allison's public speaking appearances deal with new media and marketing, and engagements include Digital Life Design (DLD) conferences in Munich, Germany, at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and, in fall 2009 at Wharton business school on female entrepreneurs.[8][17][18][19] In addition, she has worked with various brands, including as a spokesperson for Sony until early 2010.[20]

As a television pundit, Allison has made occasional appearances on Fox Business's Happy Hour and Fox News' Red Eye show, regular appearances as a commentator on Fox News segments, CNN's Reliable Sources, and Headline News' Showbiz Tonight and Glenn Beck news-commentary show.[21][22] Other appearances include E!, MSNBC's Scarborough Country; Montel Williams, NY Residential, and the Wendy Williams show, MTV's It's On with Alexa Chung.[23][24][25][26] Locally, media appearances include New York City's Fox 5, and Sirius radio. She co-hosted NBC New York Nonstop's TMI Weekly, which is jointly owned by Next New Networks.[16][27][28] Allison was also pictured by renowned photographer Platon on Wired magazine's cover in August 2008.[29] According to CBS News, Julia through the use of attorneys, has been quite effective at rewriting her history and rebranding herself by having websites removed or taken down.[30]


  1. ^ a b c "Subscription Center". 
  2. ^ "Julia Allison". Bravo TV Official Site. 
  3. ^ (http://windycitylive.com/episodes/Cameron-Diaz-and-Wedding-Etiquette/8200751)
  4. ^ a b Allison, Julia. "Fashion week: tales from the frontline". the Guardian. 
  5. ^ "Guinea Pig of Love: The Love Coach Experiment". Elle. 
  6. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/fashion/Burning-Man-Creates-a-New-Breed-of-Festivals.html?_r=0
  7. ^ "Sheridan Road Magazine". 
  8. ^ a b "Speakers '09: Julia Allison". DLD – Digital, Life, Design Conference. January 15, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Julia Allison: The Original Catholic Sex Columnist". Washington City Paper. 
  10. ^ "Capitol Hill Style: Julia Allison, CHS Faux Pas, Is Now a Style Expert". Capitol Hill Style. 
  11. ^ "Celebrity Side Dish". NY Daily News. 
  12. ^ a b "Meet our new dating scribe". Time Out New York (606). May 10–16, 2007. Retrieved June 17, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Subscription Center". 
  14. ^ "Sex and the University". 
  15. ^ Allison, Julia (April 23, 2007). "WHCD 2007: Stars, slippers & Sanjaya". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 14, 2008. 
  16. ^ a b Freidson, Michael (Jun 25 – Jul 1, 2009). "The Hot Seat – Interview". Time Out New York (717). ISSN 1084-550X. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  17. ^ Carr, Paul (January 28, 2009). "If you can't say anything nice ...". Guardian Unlimited. Guardian Newspapers. (via LexisNexis). 
  18. ^ "Speaker Series | MIT Innovation Club". MIT Sloan School of Management. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  19. ^ "11th Annual Wharton Women in Business Conference | Panelists". Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  20. ^ Staff writer (August 21, 2009). "Justin Timberlake and Peyton Manning offer TV advice in Sony push". Brand Republic. Haymarket Publishing: 1. (via LexisNexis). Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  21. ^ Glenn Beck. January 3, 2008. Headline News. 
  22. ^ Howard Kurtz. Guests: Emily Rooney, Gail Shister, David Frum, David Zurawik, Gloria Borger, Keli Goff, Julia Allison et al. (April 13, 2008). Reliable Sources. CNN. 
  23. ^ Joe Scarborough, Pat Buchanan, Pete Williams. Guests: Joe Klein, Melinda Henneberger, John Nichols, Julia Allison et al. (February 26, 2007). Scarborough Country. MSNBC. 
  24. ^ Anchors: Montel Williams (September 14, 2007). "Shocking Allegations Making News". The Montel Williams Show. 
  25. ^ Abelson, Max (June 16, 2008). "Julia Allison On New Real Estate Show". New York Observer. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
  26. ^ Host: Alexa Chung (July 23, 2009). It's On with Alexa Chung. MTV. 
  27. ^ "People On The Move". Advertising Age. April 13, 2009. (via LexisNexis). 
  28. ^ "Next New Networks Programming Scores Big in 2009 Webby's". Source: Next New Networks. Marketwire. May 7, 2009. (via LexisNexis). 
  29. ^ "Extras; Contributors". Wired. Condé Nast Publications. 16 (8): 16. August 2008. ISSN 1059-1028. 
  30. ^ "Julia Allison's Campaign to Rewrite History Is Coming Along Nicely". 18 January 2011. 

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