Julia B. Chan


Julia B. Chan is The 19th’s editor-in-chief, based in San Francisco, CA. Julia, an industry leader with a passion for crafting journalism that complicates established narratives and creatively reaches the underserved, was most recently the managing editor of digital at KQED in the Bay Area, managing a team of more than 50 journalists. A veteran multi-platform journalist, she was previously the director of audience at Mother Jones, digital editor at Reveal for the Center for Investigative Reporting, and web editor at the San Francisco Examiner. Julia’s digital and investigative work has won awards for innovation, and her dedication to building community was honored by the Online News Association. Outside the newsroom, Julia serves as the vice president of civic engagement for the Asian American Journalists Association and is a founder of the Journalists of Color Slack. She’s a proud alum of San Francisco State University and Foothill College.

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