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:

Warning of Brooklyn Voter Purge Dates Back Weeks

Monday, May 02, 2016

A report from the Campaign Finance Board shows it reached out to the city Board of Elections about purged voters more than a month before primary day.

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Despite Years of Blowback, Board of Elections Fails to Change Its Ways

Friday, April 22, 2016

The troubles during Tuesday's primary are nothing new for the agency that manages New York City's elections and voter rolls.

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Hillary Clinton Wins New York Primary

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The former two-term senator held off a spirited challenge from Bernie Sanders in her adopted home state.

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New York Officials See Spike in Problems at the Polls

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The state Attorney General's office says it got many more calls about voter problems on primary election day than it did in the last general election.

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De Blasio Demands Explanation, as Decline in Registered Brooklyn Democrats Doubles

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The mayor said he's concerned and confused by the sudden drop in the voter rolls.

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60,000 Fewer Democrats in Brooklyn and No Clear Reason Why

Monday, April 18, 2016

As candidates lavish love on Brooklyn, a WNYC analysis of voter enrollment statistics found active registered Democrats dropped by 7 percent there — the largest decline statewide.

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Protests as All 3 GOP Candidates Appear at Midtown Gala

Thursday, April 14, 2016

There was a festive atmosphere, as Trump piñatas bobbed in the air.


The Donald Trump New Yorkers Know Best

Thursday, April 14, 2016

To the rest of the world, he may be a television celebrity. But New Yorkers know him as a homegrown dealmaker.

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Is Ted Cruz Giving Up on New York Voters?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cruz is coming back to campaign in New York, but it's less than a week before the state's primary.

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City Re-Structures Agencies to Tackle Homelessness

Monday, April 11, 2016

The restructuring will lead to almost $40 million in savings, so that reforms can be put into place.


Advocacy Group Says Homeless Adults Need More Support

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Coalition for the Homeless says the state and the city need to do more to help homeless adults living in the city’s shelters and on the streets.

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Former President Clinton Gives Shoutout to Candidate Vying for Rangel's Seat

Sunday, April 10, 2016

While campaigning for his wife in Harlem, Bill Clinton made a plug for Assemblyman Keith Wright, one of 7 candidates running to replace the 23-term Congressman.


Ahead of NY Primary, Cruz Meets with Clergy in the Bronx

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, confident after a Wisconsin win, campaigned in firm democratic territory in the Bronx.

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New York Primary Becomes Brooklyn Brawl

Monday, April 04, 2016

The Clinton and Sanders camps are clashing on fossil fuels, the NRA and when and where to debate.

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To Opt Out or Not? Dueling Messages Before Next Week's Tests

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A week before elementary and middle school students take their state math and reading tests, there's a debate about whether parents are getting enough information.
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CUNY Protesters Take Their Budget Fight to the Governor's Door

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Protesters outside Gov. Cuomo's office in Manhattan called for increased funding for the City University of New York. Dozens were arrested after blocking entry to the building.
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For Cuba's Political Dissidents, Baseball is No Bridge to Diplomacy

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Former Cuban political prisoners in Union City, N.J. said that President Obama's trip to Havana was not a "thaw" between the two countries, but a stab in the back.

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New York's Opt Out Movement Revs Back Up

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Parents opposed to the state's annual tests aligned to the Common Core standards say they aren't appeased by recent changes, and they plan to boycott the tests once again.
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As Public Advocate, de Blasio Flagged Lead Problems in Public Housing

Friday, March 18, 2016

Now the tables have turned — the de Blasio Administration is on the hot seat as the US Attorney investigates lead in public housing.


Newark Declined EPA’s Help With Lead Problem in 2003

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Elevated lead levels in the water in Newark Public Schools set off alarms for families this past week. But WNYC learned tests have shown higher levels for more than a decade. 

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