Julia Baird is a journalist, broadcaster, columnist and political commentator. She has been a columnist and deputy editor of Newsweek, host of the investigative program Sunday Profile on ABC Radio, and currently hosts The Drum on ABC TV. She is a columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and The New York Times. She has a PhD in history and is a former fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy at Harvard. In 2016, she published her critically acclaimed biography of Queen Victoria, Victoria: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Changed the World.