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:

Four Stops on the F to Flog the Governor

Sunday, July 23, 2017

It may have looked like a typical subway commute of late, but it was actually Mayor de Blasio riding the subway with a throng of reporters on a Sunday.

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Even More Immigration Judges are Reassigned in Trump's Border Crackdown

Thursday, July 20, 2017

In its crackdown on illegal immigration, the Trump administration has moved half of the judges in New York City's immigration court — the busiest in the nation — to the southern border.

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When ICE Comes to Your Office

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Advocates for immigrants have come up with a guide so employers know their rights in case immigration officers show up.


Child of Immigrants Gets Her Turn at the Mic

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Britney Espinoza, 11, asked City Councilman Carlos Menchaca if she could have a turn at the podium, and he said yes.


A Reverence for Summer and Tips for Staying Cool from City Kids

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sprinklers, staying hydrated, eating ice cream — no wait, a Popsicle may be better. Some young New Yorkers chat away about their summer tips and summer loves.


Muslim New Yorkers Now Have Someone Watching the Cops Who Watch Them

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Muslim New Yorkers have new safeguards to protect their community from NYPD spying. But old wounds fester. 

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Marijuana Arrests Decline in the City, But Racial Disparities Remain High

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Several groups said it's time to legalize marijuana possession in New York, because blacks and Latinos continue to be arrested at a higher rate than whites.

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Riders Report Misery, Lost Opportunities from Subway Delays

Sunday, July 09, 2017

The New York City comptroller's office surveyed more than 1,200 commuters to discern the real-life toll of transit problems, like lost wages or missed appointments.

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The State of Hate

Friday, June 30, 2017

We check in on a project called "Documenting Hate," which crowdsources bias and hate incidents through a partnership with dozens of media organizations, including WNYC.


Fifty Years of 'Excuse Me, Are You Jewish?'

Friday, June 30, 2017

In 1967, members of the Chabad movement hit the streets of New York with a simple, provocative question meant to help fellow Jews reclaim their identity. And they're still at it.

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One Man Called Another a Racial Slur. Then They Shook Hands.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

For people who experience or witness bigotry, the perennial question is, do you confront the attacker or walk away?

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Who's Really Affected by the Supreme Court's Travel Ban Ruling

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

President Trump sees Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on his travel ban as a "clear victory" for national security. But immigration advocates aren't so sure.


When ICE Shows Up in Human Trafficking Court

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Immigrant advocates want to make it harder for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to arrest people in any courts, let alone the ones that treat defendants as victims, not criminals.


MTA Board Holds Contentious Hearing, But Has Few Subway Solutions

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The MTA held a nearly five-hour board meeting. The usually cordial gathering got heated over issues related to the governor.

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Trump's FBI Pick Billed Taxpayers $2 Million As Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer

Monday, June 19, 2017

Gov. Chris Christie's personal attorney, Christopher Wray, billed taxpayers $2.1 million, expensing meals, cab fare and 10 flights. Christie then backed Wray for FBI chief. 

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Cyclists Call for More Safety Following Two Deaths in a Week

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Two bicycle riders were killed in separate incidents within days of each other in Chelsea, prompting renewed calls for more and better bike lanes.

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Immigration Agency Rejects Ossining Student's Deportation Appeal

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ossining High School student Diego Puma Macancela was detained last week on the day of his senior prom. He lost an appeal of his deportation order.

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New York's Underused Cooling Centers Get a Higher Profile

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Last year, WNYC had a hard time finding cooling centers. Now, the city's got a simple solution: signs. 


State Senate GOP Pushes a 'Buffet' of Bills to Extend City's Mayoral Control of Schools

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Over Democratic opposition, Senate Republicans passed three overlapping bills to bring with them into final negotiations with Governor Cuomo and the Assembly.


NYPD Now Gives You a Ticket Instead of Jail for Certain Crimes

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

In most cases, things like urinating in public, littering and spitting will be handled as civil instead of criminal offenses.