Julia Avery was born and raised in St. Charles, she is a die-hard Cardinals fan and loves reporting in her hometown.
Julia went to St. Charles West High School, was a cheerleader at Mizzou, an intern for Reuters in Brussels, Belgium, and spent the first four years of her journalism career in Redding, California.
In California, she covered deadly and historic wildfires, riots, and the federal fight against marijuana farms. In Belgium, she covered the aftermath of a terrorist attack and the lockdown of the city.
In her free time, you'll probably find her outdoors camping, skiing, or rock climbing. She once biked from the border of Oregon to the Golden Gate Bridge with just the pack on her back. She hopes to find outdoor adventures to tackle in the St. Louis area and is always looking for suggestions.