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Julie Nelson joined KARE 11 in September of 2003, after working at KSTP-TV. Currently, Julie is the evening news co-anchor of KARE 11 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. each weeknight.

Julie received Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and History from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

When I was young, I wanted to be: Jane Pauley. I know, I know. Don't roll your eyes.

Describe your perfect day: Family days are my favorite days. My daughter agrees. On Saturdays, she'll look at me and say, "Mommy, is it family day?" We both get very excited to have an entire day to spend together as a family.

What do you order at a coffee shop? Coffee of the day, dark roast black. I'm an addict.

Who's your idol? It's trite, but my mother. She is the most generous, kind person I know.

Favorite subjects in school: English, history, political science

Favorite sport to watch: Basketball, but let's be honest. I'm not a big sports fan. Shaver is very patient with me.

Favorite sport to play: Golf, if you can call what I do "playing."

Why do you like your job? I love my job because it affords me the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from different backgrounds and tell their stories. It is truly a privilege.

Family: Julie is married to her hometown sweetheart Kurt and they have two daughters.

E-mail: junelson@kare11.com

Julie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulieNelsonKARE

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