Julie Carey is the Northern Virginia Bureau Chief for News4.
Carey has been covering Northern Virginia since joining News4 in 1992. Her reporting has taken her all over the Commonwealth, including Richmond where she has covered the governor, the general assembly, and every election since 1993. She is frequently called upon to participate in political debates involving Virginia candidates.
Carey has also done extensive reporting on issues of regional interest, including sex offenders, child abuse, and the integration of women into the Virginia Military Institute. In the late 1990s, she provided daily coverage of the Kenneth Starr grand jury investigations and the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. She has also been the lead reporter on some high-profile local trials, including those of George Huguely and sniper suspect Lee Malvo.
Prior to joining News4, Carey reported for KSDK-TV in St. Louis, WTHR-TV in Indianapolis, and KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she began her career. She graduated from Indiana University with a journalism degree.
Carey was raised in Iowa in a family of journalists. She and her husband, the managing editor for Bloomberg, live in Alexandria. Her son and daughter, both graduates of TC Williams High School, are attending college.
Carey is active as a volunteer in the Alexandria Public Schools and in her church.