Fearless—Diary of a Badass Reporter
is the narrative of a most uncommon and astonishing life—where even as a teenager Julie Blacklow displayed qualities that marked her as a natural for reporting. Courage, tenacity, and a willingness to get in anyone’s face if it served her mission to help people were in her DNA. Her intolerance of injustice made her especially popular—or unpopular—depending on which side of the fence you sat. She fit right in at Seattle’s KING-TV, where the owner instilled an ethos of excellence, honesty, and always doing the right thing.
Blacklow was among the first women in television news in America. With her curiosity, determination and willingness to tackle other people’s stories, Blacklow survived and thrived in a forty-year career…covering murders, movie stars and making trouble whenever it needed to be made. Throughout her decades in the television news business, she met thousands of people and learned along the way how to ask questions in the worst—and best—moments of their lives. As a reporter, she had to remain objective, her passions and thoughts hidden. Now she is free of those constraints.
After decades as a journalist, Julie Blacklow changed careers and returned to what she loved most as a child—horses. She bought a foal and took over managing a horse ranch in the shadow of a mountain near Seattle She has survived a dramatic television career, cancer, and dozens of extreme highs and lows and tells us about all of it in her unforgettable memoir.