Julie Brown uncovered the Jeffrey Epstein story

Inspicio, our sister magazine, this week published interviews with Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown, whose coverage of Jeffrey Epstein led to his arrest on prostitution-related charges.

Brown was raised near Philadelphia to a single mother, left home at 16 and became interested in journalism in college. In 2006, she began working at the Miami Herald and in 2008 began following Epstein after he pleaded guilty to two state-level prostitution offenses.

“Throughout my career, I have been motivated by this relentless pursuit to right the wrongs as a result of the way I grew up,” said Brown.

In 2018, Brown published a series of reports that uncovered a large number of Epstein victims and how they were silenced. She reported on a secret deal that Epstein cracked with then U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, who was promoted, then forced to resign after the financier was arrested and charged again in 2019.

Two years later, Brown published her book, “Pervasion of Justice,” which tells her story and what she went through to uncover the truth.

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Sofia Zuñiga is a Digital Journalism student, completing a minor in Social Media and E-Marketing Analytics, and a certificate in Queer Studies. Currently, she is an NBCU DEI fellow, with an interest in LGBTQ topics and social issues.