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:

Doing the Math for Obamacare, Year Two

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Three New Yorkers who signed up for coverage this past year will need to read the fine print if they want to maintain their coverage and contain costs.

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The Costs Behind Obamacare's Curtain

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has given rise to some surprising cost increases beyond premiums and deductibles.


Insuring NY's Last Million

Monday, November 17, 2014

The roughly one million New Yorkers who are still uninsured may be the hardest to enroll in the second year of Obamacare.

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NY Immigration Advocates Urge Obama to Act Now

Sunday, November 16, 2014

President Obama is expected to enact immigration reforms without congressional input, and advocates for immigrants are urging him to follow through.


Obamacare Year Two: Can NY Sustain Coverage Gains?

Friday, November 14, 2014

About 1 million people got health plans in year one of the Affordable Care Act cutting in half the number of uninsured. The state estimates 350,000 more will get covered in 2015.

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MTA Opens 'Magical' Fulton Center Transit Hub

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Officials cut the ribbon at the soaring new station in lower Manhattan on Sunday ahead of its public debut on Monday.
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When We Quarantine — And When We Don't

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Around 10,000 Americans have tuberculosis, including hundreds in the metro area. Almost all are closely monitored. Only a handful are forcefully quarantined.


Brooklyn Nonprofit to Reopen Clinic in Liberia

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Imani House near Monrovia closed in late September following the death of two workers from Ebola, but the rest of the staff is eager to revive the clinic.


She Dreams of Margaritas: Whatever It Takes To Run 26.2 Miles

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The 44th running of the New York City Marathon had the largest field in its history. And its spectators were as boisterous, heartfelt and witty as ever.

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JFK and Newark FAQ for Flying in from the Ebola Zone

Friday, October 31, 2014

If you're trying to avoid a state-ordered quarantine on your way back from West Africa, here's what you need to know. 


Filmmaker Returns to West Africa to Bear Witness to Ebola

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Public health researcher Janet Tobias is joining her film crew in Liberia and Sierra Leone for the next few months.


Cuomo Plans to Offer More Incentives in Ebola Fight

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Governor says he's meeting with hospitals and health care officials to discuss financial incentives for aid workers heading to West Africa.


AIDS and Ebola: Parallels Between the Crises

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Political leaders and public health experts in the U.S. are at odds over how to stop the spread of Ebola. The latest disagreement has some recalling the AIDS crisis.


Cuomo Softens Tone on Ebola Quarantine Policy

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Following criticism from the White House, health officials and disease experts, Gov. Cuomo clarified New York's quarantine plan for travelers returning from Ebola-ravaged countries.

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Disease Quarantines Have an Ugly History

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Public health officials must balance the public good and an individual's liberty.


Disease Detectives Trace Doctor's Recent Moves

Thursday, October 23, 2014

City officials are fighting a dual threat in light of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York: the spread of the virus and potential panic.  

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NJ Hospitals Designated to Take Ebola Patients, if They Come

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the same day University Hospital gets — and discharges — another false case of Ebola, Governor detailed the state's readiness plans.


New Airport Ebola Screening: How It Works

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The U.S. is now limiting entry to the U.S. for people from Ebola-affected nations and they'll soon have to self-monitor for symptoms.
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A Pep Talk for Healthcare Workers on Ebola

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A training event at the Javits Center was part rally, part information session for those who would be on the front lines of an outbreak.


Can Sewage Spread Ebola? And Other City Worker Questions

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hospital workers and paramedics have been getting information about Ebola. Sanitation workers and other city employees want answers, too.

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