After a nine-year break from TV news, Julie Chin is back in front of the camera.
Viewers will remember the New York native as one of KJRH’s meteorologists from 2002-2011, and as part of the team that launched 2 Works for You news on weekend mornings. Now Chin is back to co-anchor the weekday morning newscast with Mike Brooks while Cori Duke is on maternity leave.
Chin herself stepped away from the news desk to focus on starting a family. “We tried to have a baby for a little while, but it wasn’t happening,” she says. Today Chin’s son is 6 years old.
Since 2011, the Emmy Award-winning journalist has remained busy through her company, Julie Chin Productions, including working for the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department TV program, “Discover Oklahoma,” and emceeing corporate and charitable events.
After her son started school, Chin says she took the opportunity to come back to her TV career; however, she opted not to return to meteorology for now. “I love tracking Oklahoma weather, but the schedule on the news side is a little more dependable, which is a better fit for my young son and family right now,” she says.
Though KJRH has many new faces, Chin says it feels good to be back at the station. After Duke’s return in March, Chin will continue reporting and anchoring wherever she’s needed.
“I didn’t know what the response would be to me coming back,” Chin says. “The community has made me feel very welcome.”