Julie Staley - Talented broadcast media professional
Julie Staley is an award-winning journalist and former Fox Television News Anchor from Illinois, who writes a regular blog column called "Mommy Moments." The mother of two boys, Alex and Luke, she always wanted and expected to be a mother, but became aware of fertility challenges when she and her husband decided to have children.
At age 25, Staley required surgery that resulted in the loss of one of her ovaries and a diagnosis of endometriosis. Unsure whether she and her husband would ever have children, the couple began fertility treatments immediately. After seven attempts at in-vitro fertilization, she and her husband, Mark, were finally rewarded with two pink stripes: the confirmation on a home pregnancy test that she was expecting.
Facing a challenging pregnancy, Julie Staley arranged a part-time work schedule although she was soon hospitalized and delivered her son a month early. Two years later, after she had been told she would never be able to have children without fertility treatments, she had a miscarriage before she gave birth to her second son, Lucas, who was conceived naturally.
The writing Staley shares on her "Mommy Moments" blog, reflects her Christian faith and her unwavering commitment to motherhood. She now manages her oldest son's burgeoning career as a model for VTech Electronics North America, LLC, Nintendo, and State Farm Insurance. He models through local and national agencies in Chicago and St. Louis.
Julie Staley continues the charitable work she began as a news anchor. For the last two years, she has served as Director of the Henry Mueller Staley Charitable Foundation. Henry Mueller Staley was the grandson of A. E. Staley, an innovative American industrialist who hired college athletes to work in his factories and play football. The Decatur "Staley's" would later move to Chicago, where they are now known as the Chicago Bears.
She stays active with events for her father, Bob Heil, who is honored with a display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the pioneering work he did in the industry through his company, Heil Sound. Her father in law, Henry Staley was also the great-grandson of Hieronymous Mueller, who began the Mueller Company, located in Decatur, Illinois, and known for patents on the components that make fire hydrants and drinking fountains.