|Out of universe information|
Julia Donovan was a reporter and host to the news program !nside Access.
She found evidence of a secret military organization that got big funding (the Stargate Command). She, together with a TV crew, was allowed entrance into the facility of Prometheus. After her findings she signed a non-disclosure agreement but was told that she would get any news before it would be made public, as a bribe not to reveal anything before that time. During the tour of the Prometheus, she was taken hostage by rogue NID agents who hijacked the ship. She was later beamed to Stargate Command by Thor. (SG1: "Prometheus", "Unnatural Selection")
Later, in 2005, she provided coverage regarding the "destruction" of a skyscraper in Seattle; the building was actually rigged to explode by Ba'al, and was beamed into space before it exploded. She found the cover story where it collapsed suspicious, due to the very limited debris on the ground. (SG1: "Ex Deus Machina")