For the past five years, anchor/reporter Julie Gargotta has worked to tell stories that make a difference, shed light on issues, and add context to the conversation.

She’s followed residents in east Orange County as they pushed for clean, affordable water in their neighborhood; she's also sought to balance the stories of people who championed developments and those who opposed them. Julie has reported on the University of Central Florida’s PTSD clinic as it struggled for funding to stay open and eventually gained the support of lawmakers to expand.

Julie has also reported extensively on Orlando's developing tech sector and traveled to cover big events, from the one-year commemoration of Category 5 Hurricane Michael in the Panhandle to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

What inspires Julie most is connecting with others, sharing their personal stories, and crafting quality journalism. She is an Emmy-nominated, Associated Press award-winning reporter who loves exploring Central Florida. Born in Sicily, Italy to professor parents, Julie speaks conversational Italian and Spanish and loves traveling with her family.