Julie Philipp

News Director

NYS Emmy-nominated journalist Julie Philipp has been News Director for WXXI’s Center for Public Affairs since 2008, overseeing radio, television, and online news.

Prior to that, she served as WXXI Television News Director.  She first came to WXXI in 1989 as a radio journalist, earning top honors in the New York State Broadcasters Association’s General Excellence in Individual Reporting and Enterprise Reporting award categories.  She also served as interim Capitol Bureau Correspondent for New York State Public Radio, reporting statewide from Albany. While taking some time to raise her family on a small farm near Rochester, Julie was a freelance writer for news and general interest publications.

She hosts WXXI’s weekly television news magazine Need to Know Rochester.  She also contributes to PBS and NPR news programs, and has produced and moderated many local and statewide Voice of the Voter political debates and forums.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the following statement in response to today's fatal shooting of two West Webster firefighters.

Julie Philipp chats with Thomas Belelieu, new general manager for the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua.

A Contemporary African American Printmakers exhibit at the Gallery at the Nazareth College Arts Center shows that prints are an original piece of artwork, and that special techniques are used to make them.

Click here to find out when you can view the exhibit.

Democrat & Chronicle business reporter Matt Daneman talks Kodak, regional economic development, and Bausch & Lomb with Julie Philipp.

What is your reaction to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut?  Share your experience with WXXI News.  We are collecting brief comments, short essays, poems, and other expressions from our community.  Please take a moment to let us know how you feel.  Our news staff will share some of these responses online or contact you to discuss sharing them on air.

Every day, WXXI News Director Julie Philipp checks newspapers and websites to help keep tabs on what's happening in communities across New York state.

Every day, WXXI News Director Julie Philipp checks newspapers and websites to help keep tabs on what's happening in communities across New York state.

Watch Tony award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis join forces for a project entitled Lighthouse/Lightning Rod. WXXI was granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access to document the collaboration from the rehearsals in Rochester, to the world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Monroe County Democratic Chairman and State Assemblyman Joe Morelle joins Julie Philipp to discuss the 2012 election results, and also discuss the amount of money spent on election advertising.

Julie Philipp and Matt Daneman, Business Reporter for the Democrat & Chronicle, discuss how the latest bankruptcy court decision for Kodak will affect benefits to retirees.