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:

A Pill to Stop HIV: Here's What You Need to Know

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It’s called Truvada, and taking it every day can drastically reduce the chance that unprotected sex will result in an HIV infection. Like most drugs, there are medical side effects. But the cultural and behavioral side effects, like a potential decline in condom use, are more troubling for some. 

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Crickets Chirping for NY's Small Biz Insurance Exchange

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

So far, the state has just 10,000 sign-ups for employer-based health plans.

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Co-op Insurer Tops NY Health Exchange

Monday, June 23, 2014

Health Republic is a start-up that enlisted 70,000 New Yorkers under Obamacare.

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Health Exchange Shoppers Love NY's Newcomers, Nonprofits and Silver

Monday, June 23, 2014

These are some of the findings in the latest report about who's enrolled in the state exchange and how it's working.


Local V.A.'s Score High, Mostly

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A new report says VA hospitals in the New York City area have better-than-average wait times, but some need "further review."


Bronx Leader Mourns Death of Entrepreneur, Philanthropist Lewis Katz in Plane Crash

Sunday, June 01, 2014


Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. called Katz a friend and mentor to young people in the Bronx.


Last-Minute Deal Preserves ER, But Most LICH Staffers Pack Up

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Brooklyn hospital's emergency room will remain open, but everyone else is gone. The twists and turns of the institution's long history encapsulate modern healthcare’s greatest challenges.


A Street and an Opera to Honor Chinatown's Pvt. Danny Chen

Thursday, May 15, 2014


On Saturday, part of Elizabeth Street will be renamed for the Army Private who committed suicide after being bullied by his superiors in Afghanistan in 2011. Next month, an opera about Chen will debut in Washington, D.C.


Judge Says Airbnb Can Keep Its Secrets

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A judge quashes Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's effort to examine Airbnb's business records in New York.


The Battle for the Palisades

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A public hearing on a rezoning plan could influence the future of development on the Jersey side of the Hudson.

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Sherpas Gather to Honor Everest Victims

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A prayer vigil in Elmhurst, Queens took place more than a week after a fatal avalanche.


Do World's Fair Relics of Queens’ Past Have a Place in Its Future?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Yorkers are nostalgic for what was once the “Tent of Tomorrow” in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, but there’s no consensus about its future.

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Activists Toke Up, But No Arrests at NJ Capitol

Sunday, April 20, 2014


At 4:20 p.m., activists pushing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana lit joints and ate pot brownies as police watched from the steps of the New Jersey State House.

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Faith Based Films Flood the Screen

Friday, April 18, 2014


You might get away with skipping church, if you go to the movies instead.

This week, “Heaven is for Real,” starring Greg Kinnear, hits theaters. It's the fourth biblical or faith-based film to go into wide release this year, and it won’t be the last.

In total, we’ll see about ...

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Is $95 Million Enough?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Gov. Cuomo announced funding for affordable housing but WNYC has learned it largely comes from dwindling sources.


Enviros: Flood Maps Skipped 300,000 New Yorkers in Sandy's Path

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

An environmental group says FEMA's flood maps underestimated the extent of the storm's impact, affecting more than 300,000 New Yorkers.


Ghostly Rides Mark Cyclists' Deaths

Sunday, April 06, 2014


An annual memorial on wheels marks city locations where fellow cyclists have been killed in traffic.

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FEMA Money to Turn Up the Heat in Sandy-Damaged Public Housing

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A long-awaited federal funds will replace broken-down, temporary boilers and reimburse the city for the cost of maintaining them.


De Blasio Softens Rhetoric on Charters

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The mayor said "They are all our children, they all deserve a solution" during a speech at Riverside Church in Harlem on Sunday.

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De Blasio Signs Paid Sick Leave Bill in Brooklyn

Thursday, March 20, 2014


In a break with tradition, Mayor de Blasio signed his first bill into law miles away from City Hall.