Julie Stahl *
CBN News Reporter
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Julie Stahl is a correspondent for CBN News in the Middle East. A Hebrew speaker, she has been covering news in Israel full-time for more than 20 years.
Julie’s life as a journalist has been intertwined with CBN – first as a graduate student in Journalism, then as a journalist with Middle East Television (METV) when it was owned by CBN from 1989-91, and now with the Middle East Bureau of CBN News in Jerusalem since 2009.
As a correspondent for CBN News, Julie has covered Israel’s wars with Gaza, rocket attacks on Israeli communities, stories on the Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights, as well as stories on the return of the Jewish people to their biblical homeland and archaeological stories that back up the Bible. She has traveled to Tanzania to cover Israeli doctors giving life-saving heart surgery to children; to Poland to cover Holocaust-related events; to Paris to cover the Jewish response to the rise in anti-Semitism; and to Portugal to cover events surrounding the Bnei Anusim (Jews forced to convert to Catholicism during the Spanish Inquisition), many of whom would now like to be recognized as Jews and return to Israel.
Julie is also an integral part of CBN News’ award-winning Jerusalem Dateline, a weekly show about events in the Middle East that is translated into multiple languages and has a broad viewership across the world.
As the Jerusalem Bureau Chief for CNSNews.com from 1999-2008, Julie covered Israel’s pullout from Lebanon; traveled to both Egypt and Jordan to cover aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process; covered the Second Intifada from 2000-2005 when terror attacks were sometimes a daily occurrence, Israel’s 2005 Disengagement from Gaza, and the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Her work included almost daily contact with Israeli and Palestinian officials.
While working as a news writer for METV, Julie covered the historic fall of Communism in Eastern Europe.
Julie received her bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Florida State University and a master’s degree in Journalism from Regent University before heading to Israel in 1987. She enjoys playing the guitar, having guests for Sabbath Eve meals, exploring, traveling, meeting people, and gardening.