Joel Julien began his career in journalism at the Trinidad Express Newspaper. During his time at the Express, he enjoyed exposure to various areas of reporting, eventually rising to the position of Senior Reporter.

Julien joined the Guardian Media Limited team in 2016 and currently holds the position of Lead Editor- Newsgathering with responsibility for the management of the GML newsroom.

Having represented Guardian Media Limited at several international conferences, Julien has engaged with regional leaders including Mia Amor Mottley Prime Minister of Barbados, Ralph Gonsalves Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Keith Mitchell Prime Minister of Grenada.

Julien has also interviewed various local and regional corporate executives as well as such notable figures as cultural icon David Rudder, famed cricketer Brian Charles Lara, and Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

A former student of Fatima College (CXC) and Queen’s Royal College (A’ Level), Joel Julien served as Vice President of the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) from 2017 to 2019. During this period, he represented the Media Association at the Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on the Cyber Crime Bill. His contributions in Parliament were critical in framing the Association’s response to the perceived attacks on press freedom, a cause he has continued to be an advocate for.

A proud husband and father, Julien is an avid reader and chess player. In addition to his career in journalism, Julien is well known for his love of sport. He is a die-hard West Indies Cricket fan and a regular competitor at local road races. He has competed at the Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon and has completed the UWI Spec International 1⁄2 Marathon 8 times