Julia MacFarlane | Biography

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  • Full Name Julia MacFarlane
  • Occupation Broadcast Journalist
  • Nationality Indonesian
  • Birthplace Indonesia
  • Birth Date Jul 06, 1990
  • Age 34 Years, 0 Months
ABC News Correspondent

Julia MacFarlane | Biography

Julia MacFarlane currently appears on 'Good Morning America,' and hosts 'World News Tonight'

MacFarlane officially joined as a reporter of ABC News in January 2018. She took the news to her Instagram, which reflected her excitement about appearing on the channel for the first time.

Julia MacFarlane is a news reporter and video journalist at ABC.

Julia MacFarlane Bio

Julia MacFarlane is a broadcast journalist, radio, and television reporter. Her journalism career began after she joined as an intern for Sky News in Osterley, London. She joined Sky News in June 2012 and quit the next month to join CNN as a freelance reporter.

MacFarlane again left CNN in September 2012 and worked on independent projects. She then joined BBC in February 2013 and began working as a broadcast journalist for BBC World Service News. MacFarlane later anchored Six O’Clock News and Ten O’Clock News. She has also covered several local, national, and high-profile international stories.

MacFarlane’s first solo news coverage was the Syrian Refugee Crisis in 2014. She has also covered the European migrant crisis issues, the 2014 Israel-Hamas War, 2015 General Election, Brexit Referendum in 2016, among many other international events.

After nearly four years at BBC, MacFarlane joined ABC News as the Network Correspondent and multiplatform reporter in 2018.

Early Age and Education

Julia MacFarlane was born on 6 July 1990 in Indonesia. She holds Indonesian Nationality and celebrates her birthday in the first week of July. On 6 July 2019, she shared her birthday post on Instagram and wrote that she was turning 30. Thus, as of 2021, her age is 32 years. Other details about her early age and the whereabouts of her parents are currently unavailable.

Growing up in Indonesia, MacFarlane completed her high school education at the British International School in Jakarta. For college, she moved to the UK and attended the Ampleforth College in Yorkshire from 2004 to 2007. After graduation, MacFarlane joined the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, in 2007. She received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2011.

ABC News

In January 2018, MacFarlane officially joined as a reporter of ABC News. She took the news to her Instagram handle @juliamacfarlaneabc on 6 January 2018. The post reflected her excitement about appearing on the channel for the first time. 

She wrote, “leaving behind a very drizzly Scotland for London - and a new start on Monday. Can’t wait for first day with @ABCNews. Wish me luck.”

At ABC News, MacFarlane covers global affairs and high-profile stories. She currently appears on the show Good Morning America and hosts World News Tonight.


As of 2021, the former BBC reporter is romantically involved with British actor Ben Lamb. As per MacFarlane’s Instagram, the couple marked their first year together on 28 February 2021. 

To celebrate the occasion, she shared a series of romantic photos with a lengthy Instagram status explaining her memorable moments with Ben. She has cited him as a supporting, caring, and loving partner. However, Ben Lamb is only her lover and not husband as they are not married yet.

Julia MacFarland and Ben Lamb on their First Year Together in 2019 (Source: Instagram)

Ben Lamb is a British actor born on 24 January 1989 in Exeter, South West England. Ben is well known for his roles in films like Divergent (2014), Now You See Me 2 (2016), The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019), among many others.


MacFarlane stands tall at 5 feet and 5 inches, which is 1.65 meters.


MacFarlane's salary and net worth remain undisclosed.

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