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:

Here's Why Immigrant Victims May (Still) Be Afraid to Report Crime

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

U visas offer the promise of legal status for immigrants who cooperate with law enforcement, but these days, the decision to come out of the shadows presents a new level of anxiety.

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Proposes Long To-Do List in Final State of the City Speech

Friday, February 17, 2017

The term-limited speaker offered a robust agenda for her final months in office. And it raised the question: What will she do next?


So Much for That Plastic Bag Fee

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New York City was poised to implement what local officials called a common-sense environmental measure. But the state legislature and Governor Cuomo derailed it.

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Feds Arrest 40 Immigrants in Five Days Around New York

Monday, February 13, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says this wasn't an unusual number of arrests for a week-long operation, but immigrant communities fear a spike in deportations under Trump.

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Trump's Orders Spawn Fake Alerts—and Fear—for Immigrants

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

As an appeals court prepares to rule on the president's travel ban for seven Muslim-majority nations, misinformation is generating fear in many immigrant communities.


With Travel Window Open, a CUNY Student Makes His Return to New York

Monday, February 06, 2017

The undergraduate student, a Yemeni citizen, returned to the U.S. with the help of immigration attorneys at CUNY. One of them greeted him at the airport, and WNYC tagged along.


Justice Sotomayor Sees Little Dramatic Change in Supreme Court Demographics

Thursday, February 02, 2017

During a talk at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor didn't say much about President Trump's Supreme Court pick. But she did discuss court diversity

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Trump's Travel Ban Prompts Second Day of Protests

Sunday, January 29, 2017

New Yorkers streamed into in Battery Park, a historic site where millions of immigrants were once welcomed to New York, demanding an end to President Trump's travel ban.

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New Screening Tool Helps Unauthorized Immigrants Learn About Options

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Despite President Donald Trump's new executive orders, some immigrants without authorization can still gain legal status. A new website is helping them learn their options. 


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.

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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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