Julie Scharper has been writing in and about her hometown of Baltimore for more than 10 years.
She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and studied at the University of Maryland’s graduate journalism program. She worked as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun for nine years, covering City Hall, Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties and, most recently features on arts and life.
Prior to joining the Sun, Julie spent two years teaching high school in Honduras. She is currently a freelance writer, and an adjunct professor in Towson State University’s Mass Communications program.
City Paper named Julie “Best Journalist” in 2014, saying, “Among Baltimore’s feature writers, Julie Scharper is unmatched.”
Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the Hartford Courant.
Julie lives north of the city with her husband, journalist Chris Korman, their son, daughter and three cats from Honduras.