Julianne Welby

Senior Editor, WNYC News

Julianne's career in public radio began during her first work study job at Fordham University’s WFUV.

In those pre-digital days, she recorded Soundprint, Marketplace, and other landmark programs for later broadcast on reel-to-reel, and soon wanted to make radio just like them. She got plenty of opportunities to wield the razor blade and grease pencil as a reporter, producer and host at WFUV and WSCL in Salisbury, MD. She eventually moved on to many generations of digital recorders at WAMU in Washington, DC, and used them to cover everything from politics on Capitol Hill to blind oarsmen on the Anacostia River. Her reports have been carried on National Public Radio and other networks.

Since returning to New York in 2000, Julianne has focused on helping others make radio. For eight years, she proudly led a newsroom of aspiring broadcast journalists at WFUV while co–hosting the music/information program City Folk Morning. In her current role as Senior Editor at WNYC, Julianne works closely with reporters, producers and hosts to bring distinctive news coverage to the station's broadcast and digital platforms. She also teaches radio skills at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and is a trainer for Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

After Four Gas Explosions, City Offers Piecemeal Responses

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

In the past year-and-a-half the city has had four gas explosions killing 12 people. Here's what the city has done to prevent future gas explosions, and what it hasn't.

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Calls for Vigilance after Borough Park Gas Blast

Sunday, October 04, 2015

The cause of a gas explosion in Brooklyn is still not confirmed, but local leaders say New Yorkers should be quick to report any possible gas leaks.


No Cash to Get Out of Jail? Judge Sidesteps Lawmakers to Reform Bail System

Thursday, October 01, 2015

New York State's Chief Judge will go around the state legislature to reform the bail system. Reforms include allowing bail to be paid with a credit card.  


Palestinian Flag Now Flies at the United Nations

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Despite intense opposition from the United States, the Palestinian flag went up at the United Nations.


City Council Considers Microbead Ban

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A bill introduced Wednesday would fine businesses that sell products that contain the small plastic beads, which pollute waterways and introduce toxins into the food chain.


Bronx Legionnaires' Cluster Expands to 10 Cases

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Officials haven't pinpointed a single source, but seven cooling towers have tested positive for the bacteria.

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To Prevent Homelessness, City Adds More Money for Anti-Eviction Services

Monday, September 28, 2015

The city is making more funds available for New Yorkers to fight illegal evictions in Housing Court.


Families Flock to Fair as HS Search Gets Underway

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The weekend fair kicked off this year's public high school search for New York City students.
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Pope Francis in New York: It's a Wrap

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Pope connected with New Yorkers at venues all over the city, with a special message at each site.


Pope as Pop Star: A Role Refined at Madison Square Garden in 1979

Friday, September 25, 2015

Remembering a youth rally with Pope John Paul II that turned into something like a rock show.

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Immigrants Hope Pope Sews Seeds of Change

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis has shown sympathy for immigrants, and they hope his visit to New York restarts the debate over how to reform the nation's immigration laws.


Church to Provide Some ‘Haven’ for Homeless Living on the Street

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A new joint initiative between the city and the Archdiocese of New York will provide 150 beds to the homeless who don't want to live in shelter.


Sisters of Faith Keep Busy Doing the Pope’s Work

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

As their numbers dwindle, religious communities such as the Sisters of St. Joseph on Long Island, are carrying on their missions with an eye toward passing the baton to laypeople.

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Fed Watchdog Says Sandy Recovery Program Broke the Rules

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gov. Cuomo's buyouts have earned praise from environmentalists for getting homes out of harm's way. But should landlords benefit from it as well?  


Pope's Visit Comes as Bronx Catholics Search for New Spiritual Homes

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

When Our Lady of Grace closed, it sent Nigerian, Haitian, Italian and Latin American New Yorkers on a quest to find masses that honor their traditions.


The Argentinian New Yorkers Who Knew Pope Francis When

Monday, September 21, 2015

Some recall the humble Jesuit who rode public transit and visited slums. Others wish he did more to save lives during the Dirty War.


Social Justice Groups Will Make the Most of Pope's Visit

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Activists working to end police brutality, raise the minimum wage and improve life for immigrants hope the pope will use his populist message to further their causes.


Pope Francis Wasn't Always So Humble

Friday, September 18, 2015

It took a painful setback — and exile — to move him toward his open style of leadership.


Papal Traffic

Monday, September 14, 2015

When the Pope visits next week, you can expect street closures all around town. WNYC's Julianne Welby has the details.

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Calls Grow for U.S. to Welcome More Syrian Refugees

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Obama administration is under increasing pressure to welcome more people who are fleeing Syria's civil war.

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