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Julia Poe


The University of Southern California | Graduated cum laude in May 2019

Major GPA: 3.7

Dean's List + Allan Malamud Scholar

Work Experience

Chicago Tribune Bulls Beat Reporter

October 2021 to present

covers the Chicago Bulls by providing daily and game coverage, long-form projects and profiles; assists with other basketball coverage including the Chicago Sky


Orlando Sentinel MLS and NWSL Beat Reporter

July 2019 to October 2021

covers Orlando City SC and the Orlando Pride by providing daily and game coverage, long-form projects and profiles

Pro Soccer USA Freelance Beat Writer

March 2018 to May 2019

covered the Los Angeles Football Club by writing recaps, creating social media content and writing features on players and supporters

Southern California News Group Freelance Writer

Fall 2018 to May 2019

covered high school and college basketball and football and wrote long-form features on high school athletes

Sports Illustrated Intern

Summer 2018

edited articles for the award-winning magazine and created content for the web

Daily Trojan Sports Editor

December 2016 through January 2018

led production of daily college newspaper, including weekly special sections for football games; covered USC football team at games across the country; covered every varsity team on campus and stayed on the pulse of major news stories.

Philadelphia Inquirer Sports Intern

Summer 2017

covered local sports news for teams including the Phillies and the Eagles; took charge of soccer beat and led coverage of MLS news, Union games and the CONCACAF Gold Cup 


USA TODAY NETWORK - Wisconsin Intern

Summer 2016

wrote articles, took pictures and produced video as a general assignment reporter


USC Thornton School of Music

January 2016 to August 2016

wrote news pieces as assistant publicist in Communications Department


A Good Life

Fall 2014 to Spring 2015

wrote and published book documenting the lives of residents of local retirement home


2019 Allan Malamud Scholar 

United Soccer Coaches 2018 Best Game Story of the Year

ACP 2018 Best Sports Story — Finalist

2018 NLGJA Steve Mason Scholarship Winner

2018 APSE Joe Sullivan Scholarship Award Winner

2018 AWSM Betty Jolly Scholarship Award Winner

ACP 2017 Best Multimedia — Finalist

ACP 2017 Best Feature — Finalist

LA Press Club 2016 Best Feature Writing Award

2016 Wisconsin Newspaper Association Best Sports Feature — Second Place

California College Media Awards Best Special Section

Won first place for work as lead editor on “We Are ‘SC” special section

2015 NSPA National High School Journalist of the Year

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