Julia Baird Bio | Wiki
Julia Baird (Full Name: Julia Woodlands Baird) is an Australian best-selling author, journalist, and broadcaster. Presently, she works at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) where she hosts a television news review program titled The Drum since she joined the network in 2011.
Other than her hosting commitment, Julia serves as a contributor to both The New York Times and The Sydney Morning Herald. As an author, she has published a bestselling memoir and a biography on Queen Victoria on a book titled Victoria.
She worked in the United States from 2006 to 2011 and covered stories such as transgender soldiers in the American military and Donald Trump’s political strategy among others. Julia is a divorcee and a proud mother of two.
Julia Baird Age | Birthday
She was born in 1967 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Julia is 55 years old, however, her date of birth remains unavailable.
Julia Baird Height
She is a woman of average stature. Julia stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in (approx. 1.64 m).
Julia Baird Family
She was born in Sydney to her hardworking, supportive, and loving parents Judith Woodlands and Bruce Baird. Her father was the deputy leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party. Julia grew up in a family of five alongside her older and younger brothers. She spent her early childhood in Rye, New York, in the United States of America since her father worked as an Australian trade commissioner in Manhattan. Julia holds an Australian nationality by birth.
Julia Baird Ex-Husband
She is currently a divorcee, previously married to Joshua Sparks. They were married for several years before they decided to officially separate, upon their separation they shared two adorable children. Julia happily resides in New South Wales, Australia. From 2006 to 2011 she lived and worked in the United States of America.
Julia Baird Education
Growing up in Sydney she graduated from Ravenswood School for Girls and was baned among the top 20 students in New South Wales. Julia later enrolled at the University of Sydney where she was awarded both her Bachelor of Arts Degree and Ph.D. in history.
In 2005, she studied at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government where she researched the globalisation of American opinion in the lead-up to the Iraq War. Recently in 2018, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of Divinity for her “contribution as a public intellectual to the wider community in the area of religion”.
Julia Baird Illness
In 2015, Julia was diagnosed with a rare abdominal cancer that recurred twice making her undergo three brutal rounds of surgery including chemotherapy treatment. However, on January 19, 2017, her brother revealed that her cancer recurred.
Julia Baird Books
She is also an author and has published three best-selling books titled Phosphorescence, Media Tarts, and Victoria. Phosphorescence was published on March 23, 2020, through 4th Estate AU where she guides her readers on how to light and shine the light within. In 2021 the book was named non-fiction book of the year during the Indie Book Awards and was also awarded the Australian Book Industry Awards.
Victoria on the other hand was released on November 22, 2016, through Random House publishers. Her book is about the bold, glamorous, and unbreakable queen of the United Kingdom. Both her books have been rated 4.5 stars. Her first book was titled Media Tarts published in 2004.
Julia Baird ABC
Presently, she works for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) where she hosts a television news review program titled The Drum. She has been a part of the network since she returned from the United States in 2011. During her tenure in the United States from 2006 to 2011, she worked at Newsweek in New York City as a deputy editor.
Additionally, she served as a contributing opinion writer for several networks including The New York Times. and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her journalism career began in 1998 when she was hired at The Sydney Morning Herald and won her first award for her online coverage of the 1998 Australian federal election.
Julia Baird Salary
From her current job as a contributor and television host, it is quite obvious that she is awarded a desirable amount of income for her services. Julia’s average salary is $92,680 annually.
Julia Baird Net Worth
Judging from her lifestyle, there is no doubt that she has accumulated a reliable amount of wealth over the years. Julia’s average net worth is $8 million.
How Old Is Julia Baird
She was born to her caring and hardworking parents in 1967 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Therefore, Julia is 55 years old.
Is Julia Baird Still Married
Not yet, she is currently a divorcee previously married to Joshua Sparks and together they share two children.