Julie Kay has been named president of the South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Kay is an award-winning South Florida journalist who covers the southeast United States for the National Law Journal. She previously worked for the Daily Business Review for seven years, where she authored a weekly column entitled “Justice Watch.” Kay is also the Florida consultant for C-SPAN and freelances for People Magazine and Closer Magazine.
Previously, Kay worked as a staff writer for the Miami Herald for five years, covering city and county government in Broward County, as well as for the Palm Beach Post.
Kay previously served as president of the South Florida chapter of SPJ from 2002 to 2004. She also serves on the national group’s Legal Defense Fund committee.
Other officers elected include Sergy Tabuteau as vice president of programs, Bill Hirschman as treasurer and Ron Levitt as secretary. Darcie Lunsford is immediate past president.
The South Florida chapter of SPJ covers Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties and is one of the largest chapters in the country.