Julie Staley, MS Summa Cum Laude, SIU-E in Mass Communications, and an honors student, BA from SIU-C in Radio-Television, minoring in Theatre, and was a Radio-TV Study Abroad student in London, England. She’s the first Mass Communications student chosen for the University Symposium, and was the SIU-C Radio-TV Student of the Year. Julie is a doctoral student in Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Julie owns Spencer Films LLC, is President of Spencer Theatre Company and the Staley Museum, and Director for the Staley Family Foundation. Julie anchor/reported at KSDK-TV & KDNL-TV - St. Louis, KCCP-TV - Kansas City, All News Channel - Minneapolis, CNN - Atlanta, WAND-TV - Decatur, WICS-TV & WRSP-TV - Springfield. She is a segment host for WSIU-TV’s In Focus. Julie performs on stage at venues like The Muni and New Salem’s Theatre in the Park, and has been a featured soloist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. She and her husband Mark have two boys.