Judy is now a writer and broadcaster, but most well-known for her past role as a television news reader.

Judy has also for many years been actively involved in voluntary charity work including: Patron of North Shore Hospice, Patron of the Friends of Women’s Refuge, Patron of the National Collective of Women’s Refuges, Patron of Seasons; a grief support organisation for children and young people, Patron of The Grief Centre; a national organisation dealing with grief and loss and Patron of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand.

She dedicates much of her time, and skills in journalism and fundraising to Brainwave Trust as a Trustee, Educator and Advisor.