Julianna Balsamo

CTVNewsBarrie.ca Journalist


Julianna Balsamo joined the CTV Barrie team as a Journalist in 2024.

She was born and raised in Simcoe County and discovered her passion for television at a very young age.

When she was 10 years old, Julianna started filming and sharing videos on her YouTube channel, which she made for an imaginary audience. This childhood interest inspired her to pursue a degree in Radio and Television, where she received her Bachelor’s in Media Production at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Throughout her educational career, Julianna made it a goal to explore all facets of the media industry.

She found a love for marketing and social media and received her Social Marketing Certification in 2021.

Julianna concluded her studies by working on a Toronto-produced interactive television series, where she led her team in all social, digital, and marketing campaigns.

Her film later won an award for Best Social Media Design at the 45th Annual Tara Awards.

As a Journalist, Julianna enjoys learning more about her community and sharing feel-good stories.

She speaks English.

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