Julie K. Brown
Early life and career
Brown was raised near Philadelphia by a single parent. She left home at 16 and worked in menial jobs before she could afford to attend college. She graduated magna cum laude from Temple University in 1987 with a degree in journalism.
Brown has been credited with the re-opening of the Jeffrey Epstein sexual abuse case. After Epstein was arrested and charged in July 2019, she tweeted in response: "The Real Heroes Here were the courageous victims that faced their fears and told their stories". Brown’s articles, collected under the title Perversion of Justice, resurfaced on social media. “This is what happens when a reporter refuses to give up on a story,” The Columbia Journalism Review wrote on Twitter following Epstein's arrest. Geoffrey Berman, a federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, also commented at a news conference that his team had been “assisted by some excellent investigative journalism.”
- Hsu, Tiffany (July 9, 2019). "The Jeffrey Epstein Case Was Cold, Until a Miami Herald Reporter Got Accusers to Talk". The New York Times. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
- "How the Miami Herald investigated Jeffrey Epstein — and his many enablers". Miami Herald. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
- "The Miami Herald's latest investigation 'pulls the sewer lid' off a 10-year-old story". Poynter. November 28, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
- Stelter, Brian (July 8, 2019). "Jeffrey Epstein's arrest shows the power of one newspaper's investigation". CNN. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
- "Miami Herald wins December Sidney for Exposing Alex Acosta's Sweetheart Deal with Multimillionaire Sex Offender". Hillman Foundation. December 12, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
- 'Potentially hundreds' of victims seek federal prison for Epstein, CNBC February 22, 2019
- As some local news outlets struggle, Julie K. Brown is hopeful non-profits can fill the gaps, The Washington Post live, April 4, 2019
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