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 teaches journalism to graduate students at Fordham, CUNY and Columbia University, and is a trainer for Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

The NYPD Will Neither Confirm, Nor Deny, the Stories Behind This Story

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In an age of anti-terrorism, the NYPD has a adopted a strategy normally reserved for the CIA. And it’s the subject of two ongoing lawsuits.


It's Time to Apply to High School in New York City

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The city's eighth-graders are beginning to make their high school lists. With approximately 400 schools to choose from, the process can feel daunting — at least at first.


Five Takeaways From the Final Mayoral Primary Debate

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his Democratic challenger Sal Albanese sparred for one last time in a debate at the CUNY Graduate Center Wednesday night. 

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Brooklyn Residents Give Mayor Points for Pre-K, Ding Him on Transit and Homelessness

Sunday, September 03, 2017

With a just over a week to go until the September 12 primary election, Mayor de Blasio stumped at churches in Brooklyn, hoping to rally ardent supporters.


The Dwindling Ranks of Women on the New York City Council

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Women make up only a quarter of the City Council — the fewest in nearly 20 years — and several of them are about to be term limited out of office.


Christie Administration Rejects Most Applications for School Repairs

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A year after a deadline for applications for urgent school repairs in low-income districts, officials approved only 5 percent of the requests.


Feds Say They Won't Prosecute Cops Who Killed Harlem Man In 2012

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Federal prosecutors said there's not enough evidence to prosecute police who shot and killed a Harlem man experiencing a mental breakdown. The man's mother says she's outraged.  


President Trump Maintains Support in New York City's Religious Communities

Monday, August 21, 2017

Members of the city's Evangelical and Hasidic communities continue to back the president, despite the mixed messages he's delivered about white supremacists since Charlottesville.

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These Teens Hanging Out Are From Syria, Iraq...and New Jersey

Monday, August 21, 2017

What happens when you bring together teens from the suburbs with young refugees from war-torn countries?

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Afghan Who Helped US Troops is Now Detained in NJ

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

An Afghan man — once beaten by the Taliban for helping U.S. troops — got approval for a U.S. visa, but then was inexplicably sent to a detention center in Elizabeth.


Twenty Years Later: The Police Assault on Abner Louima and What it Means

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The horrific attack in the bathroom of an NYPD precinct house in Brooklyn changed New York, but maybe not enough.

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If You Can't Take the Heat, Get Off the Courts

Monday, August 07, 2017

An annual basketball tournament in Brooklyn honors Biggie Smalls and the sweat and swagger of youth basketball. 


Ecuadorian Parade Draws Thousands and, Of Course, Politicians

Sunday, August 06, 2017

The mayoral candidates were among the politicians who made a stop at the annual Ecuadorian Parade in Queens on Sunday.


After 20 Years, Basement Bhangra Says Bye to New York

Friday, August 04, 2017

What started as a monthly party in 1997 became an institution, providing the city's emerging South Asian creative class with a gathering place and an aesthetic that was uniquely theirs.


Republicans Reject Schumer's Tax Priorities

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Second verse, same as the first. Republicans plan to go their own way in Congress' next big debate.


Synagogues Show Solidarity With Detained Immigrants on Holy Day

Monday, July 31, 2017

Some synagogues in New Jersey are beginning the holy day of Tisha B'Av in front of Elizabeth Detention Center, which holds approximately 300 immigrants set to be deported.


Queens Democrats Prepare to Pick New Council Candidate

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It's the latest fallout from last week's guilty verdict of former City Council member Ruben Wills.


Christie's Secret Arrangement With FBI Nominee Draws Scrutiny

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Outraged about Gov. Chris Christie's attorney-client relationship with Christopher Wray, the nominee for FBI director, Democrats in New Jersey are introducing legislation in response.

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Judge Deals Blow to Quest for Mosque in Yonkers

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The judge said using a historic designation to prevent a house from being converted into a mosque was not discrimination.


Four Stops on the F to Flog the Governor

Sunday, July 23, 2017

It may have looked like a typical subway commute of late, but it was actually Mayor de Blasio riding the subway with a throng of reporters on a Sunday.

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