Julie K. Brown

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Julie K. Brown (* 1961 or 1962) is an American investigative journalist . She works for the Miami Herald . Brown became famous for her report on the sex and human trafficking ring around the sex offender and millionaire Jeffrey Epstein .

Childhood and career

Brown grew up as a single parent near Philadelphia. She left home when she was 16 and kept her head above water with simple jobs until she was able to finance her own studies. She graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 1987, magna cum laude .

After graduating, she first worked as a journalist for the Philadelphia Daily News before joining the Miami Herald in 2000 .

As a result of a report by Brown, the sexual abuse and human trafficking trial of Jeffrey Epstein was resumed in 2019. After Epstein was arrested in July 2019, Brown wrote on Twitter, "The real heroes of this story are the brave victims who faced their fear and told their stories." Her articles, published under the general heading Perversion of Justice , went big shared on social media. The Colombia Journalism Review wrote on Twitter, "This is what happens when a journalist refuses to give up a story." New York Attorney Geoffrey Berman said at a press conference that his team's work has been backed by excellent investigative journalism.


Web links


  1. a b c d e Tiffany Hsu: The Jeffrey Epstein Case Was Cold, Until a Miami Herald Reporter Got Accusers to Talk. In: The New York Times . July 9, 2019, accessed July 11, 2019 .
  2. ^ Alan Cassidy: Julie K. Brown of the "Miami Herald": The Journalist Who Convicted Jeffrey Epstein . In: Süddeutsche Zeitung . 15th July 2019
  3. ^ Julie K. Brown: How the Miami Herald investigated Jeffrey Epstein - and his many enablers. In: The Miami Herald. November 28, 2018, accessed April 9, 2019 .
  4. ^ Kristen Hare: The Miami Herald's latest investigation "pulls the sewer lid" off a 10-year-old story. In: Poynter. November 28, 2018, accessed July 15, 2019 .
  5. ^ Brian Stelter: Jeffrey Epstein's arrest shows the power of one newspaper's investigation. In: CNN . July 8, 2019, accessed July 8, 2019 .
  6. Hillman Foundation: Miami Herald wins December Sidney for Exposing Alex Acosta's Sweetheart Deal with Multimillionaire Sex Offender. December 12, 2018, accessed April 9, 2019 .