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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:

Fort Lee Residents React to First Bridgegate Guilty Plea

Monday, May 04, 2015

WNYC
In the town hit hardest by the George Washington Bridge lane closures, some are comparing Gov. Christie to Tony Soprano, while others are more forgiving.

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There Goes the Last DJ

Friday, May 01, 2015

After nearly five decades of hosting "old style, freeform, broadcast radio" in Metro New York, Vin Scelsa is retiring. Hear our conversation with him about his serendipitous career.

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Inspired by Baltimore, Protests Spill into Manhattan Streets

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Following an evening rally in Union Square, scores of protesters were arrested throughout the city after police warned them on megaphones not to march in the street.

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Civilian Complaint Review Boards See Uptick in Recordings of Police

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More cases involve recordings of police and how those police react to they're being recorded. 

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As Earthquake Death Toll Mounts Local Nepalese Figure Out Ways to Help

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New York City Nepalese community is urgently giving money, food and clothes to help earthquake victims. 

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Jackson Heights Vigil for Nepal Draws Hundreds

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fashion designer Prabal Gurung was among those who gathered in the Queens community to commemorate the earthquake victims and encourage donations.

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Local Nepalese Respond to Earthquake Back Home

Sunday, April 26, 2015

As aftershocks continued to rattle Nepal through Sunday, the Nepalese community in New York is morning the loss of loved ones and trying to raise money for families left without homes. 

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Local Armenian-Americans Reflect on Anniversary of Genocide

Friday, April 24, 2015

A church in Bayside, Queens was founded by survivors of the 1915 massacres in Turkey. This week, their descendants reflect on Armenian tragedies and triumphs.

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Mandatory Meningitis Vaccination Could Come to New York

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Jersey, Indiana, Louisiana and a handful of states already require it for middle and high school. A pair of New York legislators want New York to join the list.

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He Swam in the Gowanus and Lived to Tell About It

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Environmental advocate Christopher Swain tells WNYC swimming in the "toxic soup" that is the Gowanus leaves a "grainy feeling in your mouth" like "after you have a bad green smoothy."

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Cuomo's HIV Panel Getting Restless for an Action Plan

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Advocates and experts recruited by the governor offered dozens of ways New York could help stop the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Four months later, they're still waiting for specific plans.

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Jury Deliberates for Fifth Day in Etan Patz Murder Trial

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A jury continued reviewing testimony and evidence against Pedro Hernandez, the man who confessed to police that he killed the boy in 1979.

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Cuomo Travels to Cuba to Get New York's Foot in the Door

Monday, April 20, 2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo has become the first American governor to visit Cuba since relations were re-established with the communist nation.

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How Airbnb Built An Online Marketplace Off the Grid in Cuba

Monday, April 20, 2015

WNYC
Cuba has a tricky business landscape and hardly any internet, so to do business there Airbnb looked to local experts.

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New Study Looks at 9/11 Health Effects on EMS Workers

Friday, April 17, 2015

EMS workers who responded to the World Trade Center are suffering from chronic digestive problems, difficulty breathing problems and depression. 

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Vatican Ends Investigation of American Nun Group

Friday, April 17, 2015

Is this savvy public relations from the so-called "Cool Pope" or a step toward real change?

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Report: State Senate Leader Dean Skelos and Son Under Investigation

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The New York Times reports that prosecutors and FBI investigators are looking into whether Skelos used his influence to award a contract to a company that employed his son. 

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Federal Lawmakers, First Responders Push to Make 9/11 Zadroga Act Permanent

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Senators and house members say extending the Zadroga Act indefinitely is a moral obligation to 9/11 first responders and survivors

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Across the Street from East Village Explosion, Tapped Gas and an Eviction Notice

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Stage Restaurant at 128 2nd Avenue has been ordered to leave the premises by April 30 for being cited for an illegal gas line.

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Thousands Attend Brooklyn Funeral for 'Dean of American Preachers'

Monday, April 13, 2015

WNYC
The life of civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor was celebrated at the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Bedford Stuyvesant.

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