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 teaches journalism to graduate students at Fordham, CUNY and Columbia University, and is a trainer for Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

City Tries to Convince Immigrants, Hospitals Are Safe

Thursday, March 30, 2017

In the wake of President Trump's crackdown on immigration, public hospitals are holding forums to try and convince immigrant communities that hospitals are safe spaces.


Trump's Climate Order Could Send More Pollution Toward Trump Tower

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The president says his order will create new jobs, but it could also mean more smog for New York and New Jersey.

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Annual State Tests, With Annual Controversy, Begin This Week

Monday, March 27, 2017

Adults on both sides of the testing debate have passionate messages about opting-in or opting-out. As for the kids, one fourth-grader says she's ready to just get the tests over with.

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Colombian Man's Swift Detention Worries Immigrant Advocates

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Colombian who lost his asylum case was flown to a Texas detention center a day after being detained in New York, raising new questions about President Trump's immigration policies. 


Why the @FakeMTA Joke Train Rolls On

Thursday, March 23, 2017

As fares rise, frustrated straphangers turn to a satirical Twitter account.

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Rep. Dan Donovan Says He'll Vote Against GOP Health Care Bill

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Opposition from conservative and moderate Republicans could sink the Obamacare repeal.


Family Court Judges Get Guidance on How to Help Immigrant Crime Victims

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A new memo explains what New York family court judges can do to assist immigrants who help law enforcement.


A Witness' Best Friend in Court

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

We've all seen working dogs sniffing luggage in airports or assisting police. But there's a growing movement to provide working dogs in courthouses for emotional security.


Trump Administration Clashes with New York City Policy on Detaining Immigrants

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The federal government claims the city refused to turn over four unauthorized immigrants last month, but the city is standing by its own policy.


President Trump's Pick for a New Lawyer Has a Familiar Name

Monday, March 20, 2017

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's husband is expected to be nominated to lead the Department of Justice's Civil Division.


In Albany, 'Budget Priorites' Other Than Spending

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As the final phase of the annual budget maneuvers begin, Gov. Cuomo is focused on many moving parts that have little to do with money.


With Bharara Out, What's Next for NY's Southern District Office?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

As U.S. Attorney, Preet Bharara handled high-profile public corruption and Wall Street cases. Watchdogs question whether his successor will have the same priorities.

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What Will it Take for Women's Pro Hockey to Succeed?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

This year, the National Women's Hockey League cut salaries and shortened the season. Still, the New York Riveters have high hopes for next season.


Lawyers Warn More City Immigrants Will Need Their Help

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A city program that guarantees free attorneys for immigrants in detention is asking lawmakers to double its budget, partly because of President Trump's crackdown on immigration.


Vandalism at a Jewish Cemetery? NYPD and Political Leaders Disagree

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Police and the manager of an historic Brooklyn cemetery say 42 headstones fell on their own. But Jewish leaders aren't buying it.


The Latest Cause for Protesters: Journalism

Monday, February 27, 2017

About 200 concerned news consumers rallied in front of the New York Times building against the Trump Administration's feud with the press.

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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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