Julie Gargotta joined the Spectrum News 13 team as a reporter/multimedia journalist in December 2014. She became a reporter in 2015, then was promoted to the role of weekend anchor in the summer of 2018.

Born in Sicily, Italy, but raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Julie comes to Central Florida from Central Pennsylvania. At WGAL-TV in Harrisburg, Julie worked as a traffic and news reporter for more than four years. On weekdays, she helped guide viewers around busy roadways; weekends were spent in the field, covering news from eight counties.

Julie attended Temple University in Philadelphia, graduating summa cum laude with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. In May 2013, Julie completed her master of journalism degree at her alma mater, finishing first in her program, and began writing for several magazines. She speaks conversational Spanish and Italian, but loves learning new languages.

In her spare time, Julie loves to take dance classes, practice yoga, spoil her dogs, nosh at new restaurants and explore everything Orlando has to offer culturally. Travel is a passion she shares with her husband, Chris, and hopes to pass onto her daughter, Adriana.