AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Spotlight On edition, is a long form interview series featuring actors discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Nick Mardi interviews Julie Stewart-Binks.
ABOUT JULIA STEWART-BINKS:
Stewart-Binks, a versatile sports event journalist and host emerging as one of soccer’s best sideline reporters, joined ESPN in December 2016 as a sideline reporter for Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams’ games.
Stewart-Binks joined ESPN from FOX Sports where she served myriad roles including update anchor, studio host, sideline reporter for soccer and on-site reporter for other live events. She also conducted one-on-one interviews and more.
Stewart-Binks was a roving reporter during FOX Sports’ presentation of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Covering the sport in her home country, she earned critical acclaim for her insightful reporting from 20 games in seven different Canadian cities during the tournament. In February 2014, she hosted daily segments and updates from the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi for Fox Sports. Her last assignment for the sports network was as sideline reporter for Fox Sports’ presentation of the 2016 MLS Cup on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Toronto.
Stewart-Binks made her U.S. national television debut in July 2011 as an anchor on FOX Soccer Report, then FOX Soccer Channel’s flagship soccer news, highlights and information program, originating from a studio in Winnipeg. In June 2013, she joined FOX Sports 1 at its launch – moving from Canada to Los Angeles to host the network’s FOX SOCCER DAILY studio show.
Born in Toronto, Stewart-Binks began her journalism career as a program assistant at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). At the CBC, she covered the National Hockey League working on the popular Hockey Night in Canada show. She also worked for CTV in Canada as a reporter and anchor before joining Fox Sports 1. An avid hockey fan and former prep player, Stewart-Binks has continued her work as a sideline reporter on NHL games.