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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:

City Should Count Homeless in Emergency Rooms, Advocates Say

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Some advocates say the city should do more to improve the accuracy of its annual homeless count.


Suit Over Bronx Court Delays to Proceed with New Plaintiffs

Monday, January 23, 2017

A month after being told to find new plaintiffs, a lawsuit challenging long delays for misdemeanor trials in the Bronx was filed again — and it claims the delays got even longer. 


Uniting Immigrant New Yorkers to Fight Trump Policies

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A fundraising event in Queens on Sunday was about more than helping out Haiti. It was a call for immigrants of many backgrounds to stand up to the new administration.


As Officer Prepares to Testify, Graham and Garner Families Unite

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The two families are calling for justice for their loved ones who died at the hands of police officers.


Is 2017 The Year New York Election Law Makes The Grade?

Friday, January 13, 2017

In a report to be released Friday, the good government group Common Cause New York gives the state D minus in the way it runs elections.


Nat Hentoff Dies at 91

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The prolific author and columnist was a pioneer of alternative journalism. He was the subject of a 2014 documentary directed by WNYC's David Lewis.


What Looms for NJ and NY if Obamacare Is Repealed

Friday, January 06, 2017

As Congressional Republicans begin their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, we look at the possible fallout for New York and New Jersey.


Plans Solidifying for Women's March on Washington

Thursday, January 05, 2017

As details for the Jan. 21 march come together, including securing a permit and booking two high-profile hosts, more organizations and individuals are making plans to attend. 

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De Blasio Administration Battles Perception Versus Reality on Crime Stats

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

City Hall is touting record lows for crime. But it doesn't feel that way for many New Yorkers.

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Gowanus' Morbid Anatomy Museum Closes

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The museum dedicated to morbid curiosities struggled to get the funding it needed to sustain itself.

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A New Way of Tracking Hate Crimes

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Hate Index was developed by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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The Hijab: For Faith and Fashion

Monday, December 19, 2016

Despite the tense political climate, the hijab has been gaining momentum in mainstream fashion, especially in New York.

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Immigrant Rights March Takes Manhattan

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Demonstrating against the anticipated crackdown on immigrants in New York, and America.

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State Orders City to Appoint a Monitor to Oversee Child Welfare

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

At the same time, the state and the city issued scathing reports about how the Administration for Children's Services handled the case of a Harlem boy who was fatally beaten.


De Blasio Basks in Support of Staten Island Mosque

Monday, December 12, 2016

On a visit to the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, the mayor championed New York City as a model of inclusiveness, and pledged to crack down on hate crimes.

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What Should You Do if You Witness a Bias Attack?

Monday, December 05, 2016

Hate crimes and bias attacks are up sharply in the city. So how should New Yorkers respond if they see one?

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Trump Succeeded in Regions Hit Hardest by the Drug Epidemic: Study

Monday, December 05, 2016

White Americans worst affected by the nation's opioid and heroin epidemic were most likely to vote for Donald Trump, according to a new study out of Penn State.

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New York Congresswoman Won't Back Pelosi

Monday, November 21, 2016

Rep. Kathleen Rice says it's time for new blood after disappointing election results.


A Rift Among Jews Over Trump

Monday, November 21, 2016

Two events on Sunday highlighted a deep rift among American Jews when it comes to the president-elect.

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Latino Evangelicals on the Lower East Side Struggle with Reality of Trump

Monday, November 14, 2016

It was hard to find a Trump supporter at the Lamb’s Church, even though the president-elect won broad support from evangelicals nationwide.