From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article
Julie Nelson is a television anchor for KARE channel 11 (NBC affiliate) in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in Minnesota. She began working at KARE-TV in September 2003, and she currently anchors the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Before joining KARE-TV, Nelson anchored the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts at KSTP channel 5 (ABC affiliate). Months after arriving at KSTP, she was named "Best Newcomer" by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. A year later, the magazine named her one of the area's "One Hundred People to Watch." She has won a regional Emmy for anchoring, Regional Murrow award, Eric Sevareid award, and 3 "Best TV Newscaster" Awards from City Pages.
Nelson received her Bachelor's degrees in journalism and history from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1994. She volunteers time for such causes as Habitat for Humanity, Treehouse, Christian Recovery Center, Wooddale Church, and "Feed My Starving Children"  and served on the Indiana University School of Journalism Alumni Board from 2002-2005. She is married and has two children.