Julia Baird Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, ABC News, Phosphorescence

Julia Baird

Julia Baird Biography

Julia Baird is an Australian journalist, broadcaster, and author and is a regular host of The Drum, a news review on ABC. She contributes to The New York Times and The Sydney Morning Herald her non-fiction work includes a bestselling memoir and a biography on Queen Victoria.

Julia Baird Age

Juli was born in 1967 in Sydney New South Wales Australia.

Julia Baird Education

Baird attended Ravenswood School for Girls after the family relocated to Australia in 1980. Her HSC results put her among NSW’s top 20 students. Baird graduated from the University of Sydney with a B.A. and later a PhD in history.

Her honors thesis, “Pigeons, Priests, and Prophets: the Politicization of Women in the Anglican Church,” looked into the movement to have women ordained in the Anglican Church.
Her doctoral dissertation focused on women in politics and how they are portrayed in the media. She was a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2005, examining the globalization of American opinion in the run-up to the Iraq War.

The University of Divinity made Baird an honorary Doctor of Divinity, for her “contribution, as a public intellectual to the wider community in the area of religion.” in 2018.

Julia Baird Parents

She is the middle child of Bruce Baird( father) and Judy Baird( mother).  He was the Member of Parliament representing the electoral district of Northcott, and later a Member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Division of Cook, for the Liberal Party.

He also worked as a trade commissioner in the 1970s in Manhattan. During this time her early days were spent in Rye, New York. The family returned to Australia in 1980. Alongside her folks and kin, Baird is transparently recognized as a Christian.

Baird has been a solid pundit of moderate Christian customs and has lobbied for the appointment of ladies in the Sydney ward of the Anglican church.

In 2015, Baird unveiled in her New York Times segment that she was recuperating from a medical procedure for malignancy. On 19 January 2017, her sibling uncovered that Baird’s malignant growth had repeated.

Julia Baird Siblings

She has two brothers Steve Baird, who is the CEO of International Justice Mission Australia, and  Mike Baird who is an Australian investment banker and former politician. Michael Bruce Baird AO was the 44th Premier of New South Wales, the Minister for Infrastructure, the Minister for Western Sydney, and the Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party.

He was also a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 2007 until 2017, representing the Manly electoral seat for the Liberal Party. Between 2011 until 2014, he served in the O’Farrell government as Treasurer of New South Wales. He declared his intention to quit as Premier and Member of Parliament for Manly on January 19, 2017, and on January 23, he did so.

Julia Baird Husband

She was previously married to Joshua Sparks but later divorced.

Julia Baird Kids

She is a mother of two. Poppy was born on August 21 2006 and Sam was born on March 19, 2019.

Julia Baird ABC News

Baird began her career as a journalist in 1998 with The Sydney Morning Herald, where she won her first Walkley Award for her coverage of the 1998 Australian federal election on the internet. By the year 2000, she had risen to the position of editor of the opinion pages.

Apart from that, she also worked as a freelancer for ABC Radio and as a religious commentator for Triple J. Baird relocated to the United States in 2006 and worked as deputy editor at Newsweek in New York City until the newspaper closed in 2012.

She has contributed to The Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times as an opinion writer. She has written on issues of gender and politics, including misogyny in Australian politics, Donald Trump’s political tactics, and transgender soldiers in the US military. Baird has also recently written about religious issues such as pain and doubt.

She began hosting the ABC radio program Sunday Profile and anchoring The Drum, a current affairs television show, after returning from the United States in 2011.

Julia Baird Phosphorescence

This is a book written by Julia Baird that looks at a wide range of experiences that can lead to a sense of transcendence. Her pursuit for these “phosphorescent” experiences was spurred by a long-running battle with a rare abdominal cancer as a means of healing and comprehending what it means to be human.

Baird weaves writings about the natural world and the things that inspire “awe, wonder, and quiet” with her own personal encounters with both nature and adversity in this thought-provoking mix of journalism and memoir.

Baird got the idea for the title after swimming in a bioluminescent sea at night. She writes, “These living lights became a symbol of joy and abandon for me.”

Julia Baird Books

Baird is an essayist of verifiable.

Her first book was Media Tarts: How the Australian Press Edges Female Lawmakers and was distributed in 2004.
In 2010, while living in Philadelphia, she started research for a memoir on Sovereign Victoria for which she was given admittance to the Regal Files in Windsor. Arbitrary House distributed Victoria: The Sovereign in 2016. It was named a book of the year by the artistic pundits of the New York Times.
Her third book  Glow: On Stunningness, Miracle, and Things That Support You When the World Goes Dull was distributed in Australia in Spring 2020, draws on Baird’s own insight of perilous ailment and “the things that give us solace, that make us strong.”The title turned into a smash hit before long the Coronavirus pandemic lockdowns began.

Another book Brightness was named genuine book of the year in the 2021 Independent Book Awards and won both the Book of the year and the Overall verifiable book of the year at the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards.

Julia Baird Salary

She earns an estimated salary of $100,000

Julia Baird Networth

She has a networth of $2 million dollars.

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