Julia Manning joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation team in September 2018 after spending six years in broadcast journalism. Most recently, Julia worked as the 10PM producer at the CBS affiliate station in Des Moines, IA. While at KCCI-TV Julia produced several special projects including coverage of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses, the 2016 Rose Bowl, a This is Iowa documentary: “Against All Odds,” and a 90-minute live special on Iowa’s Opioid Crisis.
Throughout her career, Julia has been nominated for eight Upper Midwest Emmy Awards, winning one for her work on a documentary on concussions titled IMPACT: CTE, Concussions and the Fight to Save Football.
Prior to her time at KCCI, Julia worked as nightside producer for KMBC-TV, the ABC affiliate station in Kansas City, MO. There, she covered the 2014 Royals’ World Series run and the riots in Ferguson, MO.
Julia graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. During her time at Mizzou, she worked as reporter and producer at KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, MO. Julia is a native of Johnston, IA. She grew up playing competitive soccer and swimming and has had the opportunity to coach both sports. Julia has suffered from multiple concussions and Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). She is very passionate about making sports safer and raising awareness about the impact of brain injuries.