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:

Citi Bike's 'Shoddy' Management Left Riders In the Lurch: Audit

Friday, December 12, 2014

A new audit confirms what most New York City bike share users have already experienced: the system suffered from bad management. But officials say better days are ahead.
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No Smooth Sailing at Meeting on Seaport

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Special Landmarks Committee of Manhattan Communtiy Board 1 draws contentious, overflowing crowd.

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Hip Hop Elite Get Cuomo's Ear on Police Reform

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The governor has met with Jay-Z and Russell Simmons, among others, who are calling for a special prosecutor in potential police misconduct cases.

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De Blasio Settles with Eight Uniformed Unions

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Mayor de Blasio has reached the city's first labor deals with uniformed workers, including two NYPD unions.

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De Blasio Hosts Mayoral Immigration Summit

Monday, December 08, 2014

Democratic Mayors from across the country are coordinating their efforts to ensure rapid implementation of President Obama’s executive action on immigration.


Myriad Views from the Pews on Garner Case

Sunday, December 07, 2014

From the weekend after a grand jury's decision not to indict a white officer in a black man's death, hear some divergent takes from faith communities about the case.

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Police Block Protesters and Tourists from Tree at Rockefeller Center

Thursday, December 04, 2014

When the grand jury decision dropped in the Eric Garner Case, protesters tried to descend on Rockefeller Center but police met them with barricades.


Two Small NYC-area Hospitals on Standby for Ebola

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Previously unspecified, two of the facilities in the region that would receive Ebola patients are small community hospitals.


HIV Continues to Drop in NYC, But Pockets Resist Progress

Monday, December 01, 2014

The good news: a 25-percent decline from 2009-2013. The bad news: an uptick in drug-resistant strains and a drop in partner notification and testing.


Small Business Yawns for Obamacare

Monday, November 24, 2014

To insure 1 million New Yorkers by 2016, Albany is counting on small businesses to lift a heavy load. So far, only 10,000 New Yorkers have enrolled. 


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.