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Los Angeles Times

Julie Makinen

Writer

Julie Makinen is a reporter in the Los Angeles Times' Beijing bureau. She previously served as film editor for the Calendar section. In her more than 10 years at The Times as a reporter and editor for the Foreign, Business and entertainment sections, she's seen a lot, from war zones to red carpets. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she studied at Cornell, Stanford and UCLA. 

Recent Articles

  • After Taiwan quake, families hold anxious vigil outside collapsed building

    After Taiwan quake, families hold anxious vigil outside collapsed building

    At 5 a.m. Sunday, 67-year-old Lin Tang-shui arrived outside the wreck of the Wei Guan apartment complex, hoping for a Lunar New Year miracle. It was supposed to be a day of festivities, with Lin reuniting with his three grown boys for a family dinner on the eve of the most important holiday of...

  • More than 150 people missing after Taiwan earthquake

    More than 150 people missing after Taiwan earthquake

    Hundreds of Taiwanese firefighters and military personnel raced throughout the night Saturday in frigid temperatures looking for survivors trapped in collapsed buildings after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan. At least 14 people, including a 10-day-old girl, were reported killed...

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