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:

NYPD Officer Peter Liang Found Guilty in Shooting of Akai Gurley

Thursday, February 11, 2016

After two days of deliberations, a jury found the rookie NYPD officer guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley in the Pink Houses in Brooklyn.

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NYPD Uses Hidden Devices to Track Suspects, Without Warrants: Report

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A freedom of information request suggests police have deployed stingrays more than a thousand times since 2008 to intercept phone records in the hunt for suspects.


City Council Weighs Affordable Housing Plan

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The New York City Council is hosting two marathon hearings on Mayor de Blasio's controversial proposals to rewrite zoning regulations and make way for more affordable housing. 


Winning Super Bowl Sunday in the Age of Twitter

Friday, February 05, 2016

There's more than one way to dominate the ad wars during the big game.


After Speedy Test Reforms, State Education Commissioner Says It's Time to 'Unplug'

Thursday, February 04, 2016

New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia told an audience at Teachers College she's trying to win the trust of parents and educators alienated by the high pitch of reforms.
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In Liang Trial, Gurley's Girlfriend Recounts His Final Moments

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Melissa Butler broke down on the stand as she described how the 28-year-old father was fatally shot by Officer Liang in a housing project stairwell in 2014.


City Releases First Scorecard for Homeless Shelters

Monday, February 01, 2016

In total, there were 21,400 violations across the shelter system.


Not Everyone Is Cheering Limits on Helicopter Tours

Monday, February 01, 2016

The deal between the city and helicopter tour companies means fewer rides for tourists, and a threat to jobs in an industry that stretches beyond the heliport.

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After Delay, City to Issue Scorecard for Homeless Shelters

Sunday, January 31, 2016

On the heels of stepped up safety measures at shelters, the city is following through on plans to rate shelters based on violations and status of repairs.

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Brazilian New Yorkers Not Alarmed as They Follow Zika

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Some are postponing travel plans, but others are shrugging off news reports about the spread of the virus.


With Blizzard Over, New Yorkers Shovel Out and Get Back to Normal

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The blizzard of 2016 left behind up to 30 inches of snow. With help from the sun, shovels and plows, New Yorkers got back to normal. 

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And Now We Dig Out

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The blizzard dumped two feet of snow on New York City and much of the region, but the area is slowly coming back to life. Here's where things stand.

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Five Things to Watch For in de Blasio's Budget Proposal

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The mayor's budget comes a week after the governor proposed shifting nearly a billion dollars in state spending to the city. But that money may not show up in the mayor's budget either.

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Families File Federal Complaint Against Success Charters

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Suspension and disciplinary practices at the Success Academy charter network are now the subject of a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.
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Another Year, Same Result: #OscarsSoWhite

Thursday, January 14, 2016

For the second year in a row, there are no non-white nominees in the four acting categories, despite buzz for actors like Idris Elba. #OscarsStillSoWhite

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Infant Living in a Homeless Shelter Unit Dies

Sunday, January 10, 2016

A 4-month old girl living in a so-called "cluster site" apartment died over the weekend, possibly while sleeping in the same bed as her mother.


Cuomo Outlines Proposal to Reform Criminal Justice

Sunday, January 10, 2016

It's the latest in a string of previews the governor has been providing ahead of his State of the State address on Wednesday.


De Blasio Vows to Punish Landlords Who Reject Homeless Vouchers

Thursday, December 24, 2015

In the wake of a WNYC report on problems with his rental subsidy program, the mayor is vowing to crack down on landlords who discriminate against the homeless.

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De Blasio, Quinn Reunite To Fight Homelessness

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The holiday season is bringing together one-time rivals. 


City, NYPD Pay Tribute to Slain Officers

Monday, December 21, 2015

An emotional ceremony honored Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on Sunday, a year after a gunman fatally shot the two NYPD officers while they were sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn.