Sports Commentator, Host and Producer
Julie was born in Jacksonville, Florida on February 10, 1978. She won the Miss Florida USA title at the state pageant held in Orlando, Florida in July 2000. In July 2001, she passed on her title to Shannon Ford. In 2006, Donaldson joined SportsNet New York at the network's inception. She made numerous reports from various sporting events covered by SNY and hosted Mets Weekly, a weekly program recapping Mets games, trades, injuries, and other features. She spent two years working for the network from 2006-2007.
Julie worked as a TV host for Miami Heat's, Heat TV. Prior to that, Donaldson co-hosted Sports Rap on Fox Sports Net Florida. Julie also co-hosted Softball 360 and the PBS series Healthy Body Healthy Mind.
In February 2008, Donaldson was hired to cover Boston-based sports for NBC affiliate WHDH-TV. She left the job in December 2008, seeking a start in a new market. In June 2010, Julie was employed as a freelance reporter for Comcast SportsNet's Mid-Atlantic Network, covering sports stories in DC. Julie was promoted to anchor in September 2010. During her decade-long tenure as a reporter, anchor, and host for NBC Sports Washington, Julie covered nearly every team, athlete and major sports story in the region, as well as across national and international sporting events.
Julie also served as host of several NFL shows and contributed regularly to their other football programs and coverage. In addition to her work with NBC Sports, Donaldson also frequently held on-air roles for NBC Olympic broadcasts. She held four Olympic assignments as a news host during the Olympic Games in the 2010s.
In July 2020, Julie joined the Washington Football Team to be their senior vice president of media and as one of its gameday radio broadcasters, working alongside play by play announcer Bram Weinstein and analyst DeAngelo Hall. As stated earlier, Julie was the first hired female on-air member of an NFL broadcast team and was named as one of the most powerful and influential women in sports by Sports Illustrated in 2020.
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