As the Pre-Show Host for the Grand Ole Opry, Juliette welcomes 4,400 people from around the world to the iconic show 'That Made Country Music Famous' and is loosely dubbed the 'audience hype gal' by co-workers and artists.
The Opry is the longest running live radio show in history and home to more than 200 music icons including Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks who perform on that stage regularly.
Through the use of music, cheering contests, energizing questions and natural enthusiasm, she's able to excite thousands of people. To date, she has entertained over 3 million people!
Juliette took her passion for 'hyping' up crowds with her heart to help those in need and became a professional benefit auctioneer. She graduated from the Kentucky Auction Academy and is a member of the National Auctioneers Association.
Juliette is trained to walk charities through implementing effective, fun and creative strategies to raise money. She puts the FUN in 'Fundraising' and keeps her crowds engaged at all times.
Juliette is the perfect addition to host and emcee corporate leadership conferences, outings, galas, concerts and festivals and most recently served as IBM's master of ceremonies for the company's 2020 Leadership Conference.
The three time Emmy winner is also the recipient of seven Society of Professional Journalist Awards. After graduating from Boston University with a master's in broadcast journalism, she went on to work as a TV news and investigative reporter for 13 consecutive years.
She worked in newsrooms including Cincinnati and San Diego, and covered everything from tragedy to triumph, destructive wildfires, mass shootings, Hollywood scandals to shark attacks. She was considered a newsroom leader and strong breaking news reporter with the ability to switch gears and ad-lib at a moment's notice. It's a quality that sets her apart.
Juliette continues to stay active in journalism working for ABC News and People Magazine. For People, she often interviews celebrities including Nicole Kidman and Luke Bryan and covers events including the 2019 Country Music Awards. In March 2020 she served as the lead reporter covering the Tennessee fatal tornadoes and continues to share in the coverage of the coronavirus pandemic for the publication. She also reported during the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Since 2014, her producing work for ABC News is seen regularly on Good Morning America, 20/20, Nightline and World News Tonight. The entire summer of 2020, she worked on two in-depth 20/20 investigations as a field producer and is credited by executives as landing the interview with the mother of a murdered NBA player they struggled to pin down. Juliette was responsible for producing video re-enactments, news gathering, fact checking and more for many weeks.
In 2019, she was praised for securing the exclusive Good Morning America interview with a rescue diver who found a trapped diver alive in a Tennessee under water cave. She has served as the 'audience hype gal' for special taped shows including the Robin Roberts CMA Concert. She's often hand selected to cover sensitive stories like conducting the sit down interview with a survivor of a Cincinnati mass shooting which aired on Good Morning America.
Juliette's entertainment interviews include countless celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Kiefer Sutherland, Kenny Rogers, Pamela Anderson, Nicole Kidman and so many more.
Juliette's father will always be her hero. In 1959, when he was 18-years-old he along with her grandparents, uncles and aunts fled their homeland when it was overthrown by Fidel Castro during the Cuban Revolution. Her family lost — everything they'd ever worked hard to attain. Their home, land, ranch, cars, money — all gone. Her uncle was imprisoned for 14 years by the communist leader for trying to stop his forces from overpowering the government. Juliette's family had no choice but to abandon their island and start over from scratch in South Florida.
Juliette's father overcame the heartache and later married her mother. He graduated from Notre Dame with a master's in engineering and worked tirelessly to provide a life for his family. After seeing his family lose everything, his motto was no one can take away your education.
When Juliette was 11-years-old, her father passed away suddenly of a heart attack while on a business trip in Ireland. She honors him daily with her thoughts. He taught her to dream big and her gentle mother continues to teach her to enjoy life while chasing the climb.