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Julia Wallace

Julia Wallace (BSJ78) is the market vice president for Cox Media Group, where she oversees WHIO-TV, the number one CBS affiliate in the country; three radio stations (newstalk, country and rock); the Dayton Daily News, the Springfield News Sun; the Middletown Journal; the Hamilton Journal News; weekly newspapers in suburban Cincinnati and various digital products serving Southern Ohio.

Wallace was formerly the editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 2002 until 2011. She had been managing editor for the previous 18 months.

Since becoming editor she has focused on improving the printed newspaper while growing digital offerings. In 2004, she was named editor of the year by Editor & Publisher magazine. The paper was awarded Pulitzer Prizes in 2006 and 2007.

Wallace is originally from Rock Island, Ill.. In 1977, she was an intern in the features section of the Atlanta Journal. She began her career in Norfolk, Va. at the Ledger-Star and then the Dallas Times-Herald.

In 1982, she joined USA Today as a reporter and worked her way up to managing editor/special projects. During that time, she worked in news, sports and special projects. She joined the Chicago Sun-Times in 1992 as managing editor. In 1998, she became managing editor at the Arizona Republic and served two years before moving to Atlanta.