A 1964 graduate of St. Augustine High School (SAHS), Julie Wilson was an editor at the Los Angeles Times for 17 years, retiring as a Vice President.
She attended R.B. Hunt Elementary and credits her teachers at SAHS for giving her the foundation that sparked her interest in the written word, politics and government. She said she carried that foundation throughout her life and career.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of South Florida in 1968.
As an LA Times editor, Ms. Wilson oversaw reporters and news operations across Los Angeles and its surrounding communities.
Ms. Wilson earned two Innovation Awards by Times Mirror Co. One was for an innovation in political coverage-a way of dissecting campaign advertising. The second was for creating a network of hyper-local editions called Our Times.
In addition to being a Vice President of the L.A. Times, Ms. Wilson was also President of the Valley and Ventura County Editions with a circulation of more than half a million subscribers.
She served on the board of directors for United Way, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, the Economic Alli- ance of the San Fernando Valley, the Alliance for the Arts, Ventura County, the President’s Business Council, California State University and Casa Pacifica. She also served on committees for the Ventura County Museum of History and Art and the Ventura County Community Foundation.
Ms. Wilson continues to reside in California where she enjoys hiking the trails in the Sierra Nevada, biking throughout the state and fly fishing on freshwater rivers and streams. She currently volunteers for The Sacramento Zoo, the Yolo Basin Foundation and the Vizsla Club of Northern California.