UNB Alumni
Telling our #ProudlyUNB stories

UNBeknownst Episode 19: Julia Wright on finding your path through trial and error, and journalism in challenging times   

Author: UNB Alumni

Posted on Jun 9, 2022

Category: Young Alumni , Podcast , Arts , Inspiring Stories , UNB Fredericton

Julia Wright (BA’07) is host of CBC Information Morning on CBC Radio 1 in Saint John, and is also an award-winning writer and photographer. Born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, Julia was a contributor to Vice, Buzzfeed, and various local and provincial newspapers before taking on radio hosting duties in 2019. Earlier, she founded and edited two independent Saint John creative writing and art zines: Hard Times in the Maritimes and The Tempest. In her spare time, she loves microfilm, running and sushi. 

In this episode: 

  • Why Julia loves her hometown of Saint John. 
  • Her unconventional path to journalism and what she learned at UNB that is so important in her professional life 
  • Figuring things out by trial and error, and why that’s ok 
  • Why Julia strongly believes a university is degree is not obsolete.  
  • A look behind-the-scenes of a morning news radio show 
  • The key to a good interview  
  • Her thoughts on challenging interviews and challenging days in journalism 
  • The challenge that COVID-19 has posed in journalism 
  • The arts and how creative people make communities so vibrant 

Where to listen: 

Links and resources: 

Thanks to: 

Ouralumni host, Shauna Cole 

Music by alumni artist,Beats of Burden 

Our alumniAffinity Partners, TD Insurance, Manulife, and MBNA Mastercard  

To listen to UNBeknownst and for more info on the podcast, the hosts and how to subscribe to new episode alerts, visit ourwebsite