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Julie Kelley

Julie Kelley is excited to be back home in Vermont where she grew up. She is a proud "Hilltopper," graduating from the St. Johnsbury Academy in 1992.

She's excited to be waking up early on "The Weekend," which airs Saturday and Sunday morning from 8-9 a.m. Julie is also reporting on the people and places that make Vermont so special in segments for "The Weekend" including "What to Do" and "Destination Recreation."

After graduating from Syracuse University in 1996, Julie began her career as a reporter at WWNY-TV in Watertown N.Y. While there, she covered the Ice Storm of 1998. Julie also won her first Associated Press and New York State Broadcasters Association Awards for a series on adopted children and birth parents searching for each other.

Julie spent 10 years at KATC-TV in Lafayette, La., as an anchor and reporter. She covered many major storms, including Hurricane Katrina.

During her time in Louisiana, she won numerous Associated Press Awards for in-depth, investigative and feature reporting. Her reports included highlighting the challenges gay couples faced because they could not marry, oil companies covering up rig accidents and the government's failure to acknowledge the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam veterans.

Before coming home to Vermont, Julie anchored at WHSV-TV3 in Winchester, Va.

Being home in Vermont is a dream come true! Julie loves sharing Vermont with her husband, Mac, and their sweet girl, "Maggie-Moo," a rescue who came on the news to be adopted and stole Julie's heart. You'll find them doing yoga, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cooking up Cajun favorites from Mac's family recipes. They're also looking forward to lots of time in the Northeast Kingdom with Julie's Mom and Dad.

Click here to email Julie. You can also follow Julie on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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