Judith was born and raised in Africa. She graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BA in Drama and History of Art, and she worked as a professional actor before becoming the arts editor for SAfm at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Judith joined WBJC in 1998, shortly after immigrating to the United States. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore, and she is the author of Beyond the Baobab, a collection of essays about her immigrant experience. She is currently working on a book about her pioneering great-great-grandmother, Sarah Barker, who emigrated from England to South Africa in 1815.