Julie K. Brown, KLN ‘87, is an investigative reporter with the Miami Herald. Over the course of her 30-year career, she has worked as a general assignment reporter, crime and courts reporter, education reporter, night city editor, enterprise editor and as a member of the Herald’s investigative team. While at the Herald, she won numerous awards for her coverage of corruption and suspicious deaths in the Florida prison system and for her 2018 series looking into accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. The series led to Epstein’s arrest in 2019, as well as the resignation of Alex Acosta as the U.S. Secretary of Labor, who gave Epstein a controversial plea deal when he was a Miami prosecutor.
Prior to the Herald, Brown worked for the Philadelphia Daily News, the Bucks County Courier Times, the Bethlehem Globe Times, the Hunterdon County Democrat and the Lambertville Beacon.
She has won numerous journalism awards, including two George Polk Awards, the Hillman Prize, the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights story of the year in 2014.
She grew up in Bucks County and is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.