Julia O’Malley is a third-generation Alaskan, writer, teacher, and editor at the Anchorage Daily News. She’s written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, and National Geographic, among other publications. She started her journalism career as a high school intern at the Anchorage Daily News 23 years ago.
Julia was the visiting Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 2015-2017, where she taught food writing, social media, community reporting, and digital journalism. She’s been the recipient of numerous national journalism awards for feature and food writing, including a nomination for a James Beard Award in 2018.