Ainsley was born Julia Lynn Edwards, on September 23, 1985, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her father is Dr. George Sadler Edwards, Jr. She has two siblings, a sister and a brother; Susan Edwards Lewis and George Sadler Edwards III. Ainsley remains very involved with her family’s roots in North Carolina though she is already married and settled elsewhere.
Julia Ainsley Education Details
Julia Ainsley completed her undergraduate studies at Davidson College, where she had been from 2005 to 2009. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Ainsley later went on to attend the North-Western University, where she received a Master of Science in Journalism.
Julia Ainsley Career Details
Julia Ainsley is a journalist by profession. Her career began when she went for her internship at the Chicago Tribune, a very popular daily newspaper in Chicago, Illinois, back in June to September 2010. During this time, Ainsley was an active writer for the lifestyle section.
Between 2011 and 2012, Julia landed a job as a congressional reporter at National Journal, a research and advisory services corporation with a basis in Washington DC working in government affairs, advocacy communications and policy brand research for business leaders and the government, and this elevated her higher in her career ladder.
From 2013 to 2017, she was a criminal justice respondent at Thompson Reuters, a leading corporate brand and a multinational media conglomerate in Canada. Her roles included dealing with counterterrorism issues, immigration, and matters of criminal justice reform as instituted by the Reuters’ Washington Bureau.
Owing to her exceptional performance, Julia Ainsley was also a White House correspondent in 2015. Her roles included covering the White House and the President of the United States. During this time, she spent a lot of time on the road with the press accompanying President Barack Obama.
On August 21, 2017, Ainsley became a reporter at NBC News. The NBC News is a branch of the American Broadcast Television Network which airs number one rated newscasts. Her role in the entity is to report national security and justice matters. She has the responsibility of looking into homeland security, the firm nationally responsible for law and order. She is still a journalist with this corporation as of currently.
Julia Ainsley Family And Marriage Details
Julia Ainsley is married to Newman Carraway Ainsley from whom she got her last name. The couple took their marriage vows on October 29, 2016, at the Episcopal Christ Church Georgetown. The couple had got engaged in March 2016.
Their wedding reception was held near the White House, and a band from North Carolina was hired to bring a Southern note entertaining the guests.
They spent their honeymoon at The Greenbrier luxury resort and national historic landmark at the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia.
Newman Ainsley is a graduate of George Washington University in Washington, DC. He works with the orthopedic department in the same institution.
At one point on her morning show at NBC, Julia is said to have got morning sickness in front of the camera and had to rush behind the camera. She later confessed to being pregnant on a tweet saying that a baby was expected come January 2020. She was caught on camera gagging, taking deep breaths, and waving off the camera.
The fans of her morning Joe show were empathetic with her sending congratulatory tweets. They comforted her, claiming they too had been there; only theirs was not so public. Men, too, were considerate of her position. In particular, one man was awed by how she could still make to get to work in that condition while he feels that were it, men, they would call it off. He put it that men are wimps compared to moms, and that were they the bearers of children, the human race would become extinct.
At the time, no one knew that she was seven weeks pregnant except her husband.
In January 2020, Ainsley gave birth to a bouncing baby girl, Mary Wells Knight Ainsley, named after her great-grandmother. The couple resides in Washington, D.C.
Julia’s nickname is Juj. Her hobbies are hiking and camping trips, which she enjoys with her husband. She is of white ethnicity and American nationality. She has blue eyes, and her hair color is blonde. They have two dogs as pets.