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:

Sandy Concern Swells Marchers Ranks

Monday, September 22, 2014

The march had global climate change in its sights. But a local storm's lingering effects drew many New Yorkers and New Jerseyans, and brought some old adversaries together.

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Social Smokers, You've Been Warned

Monday, September 15, 2014

As the number of NYC smokers continues to tick up, health officials are targeting their latest ads at light smokers.

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R Train Riders Get Back Their Uninterrupted Commute

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Repairs to the tunnel are finally done and riders can travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan more easily. 
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A New Way to Look Up Infections, C-Sections and Other Hospital Highlights

Friday, September 12, 2014

New York health officials hope consumers will use new access to "big data" to guide their healthcare choices.


Death Beds: Living Wills Slowly Take Root

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Advance directives are increasingly helping people control how and where they die. But to get the most out of these documents, experts say people need to discuss them regularly.

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Death Beds: Too Little, Too Late for Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Despite evidence that hospices can extend life and save money, New Yorkers continue to choose aggressive treatment over the comforts of hospice care.

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Death Beds: Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized

Monday, September 08, 2014

People say they want to die at home. So, why is that so often not the case for people here, compared to other parts of the country?

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Atlantic City Loses Thousands Of Jobs as Casinos Close En Masse

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Boardwalk behemoths are emptying out in Atlantic City in quick succession.


U.S. Open Serves Up Fans in NYC

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tennis lovers got into the swing of things in Central Park to kick off the sport's annual tournament at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.


Violence Out Of Control At Brooklyn Hospital: OSHA

Monday, August 11, 2014


Brookdale Hospital in Brownsville received a rare federal citation for failing to protect hospital employees.

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No Need to Tip Sponge Bob: Police

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Police have been handing out fliers letting people know they don't have to hand over a buck — or $5, or $10 — for getting a photo with a Times Square character.

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Two Years of Working on the Books and Avoiding Deportation

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In New York and New Jersey, 44,000 immigrants have applied for a reprieve from deportation and work permits under President Obama's DACA program.


Leaving Stigma Behind, NY Cuts Red Tape on the IUD

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New York is one of the first states to pay for intra-uterine devices through Medicaid at the time of childbirth.

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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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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.


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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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.