Julianne Welby

Senior Editor, WNYC News

Julianne's career in public radio began during a work-study job at WFUV at Fordham University in the Bronx.

In those pre-digital days, she manually 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 to cover everything from politics on Capitol Hill to blind oarsmen on the Anacostia River. Her reports have been carried on Monitor Radio, NPR and other networks.

Since returning to New York in 2000, Julianne has focused on helping others craft audio stories. For eight years, she led a new generation 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 oversees the newsroom's coverage of immigration and legal affairs, maintains the station's breaking news protocols and coordinates training. She also teaches journalism to graduate students at Fordham, CUNY and Columbia, and is a trainer for Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

Judge Rules Detained Haitian Immigrant Must Get Bond Hearing

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A federal judge in New York has ruled that a detained Haitian immigrant has the right to a hearing on whether he can be released on bond while his case continues.

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Will Jeff Sessions Make New York's Immigration Courts Tougher for Asylum Seekers?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The immigration court in New York City grants asylum more often than any other. But Attorney General Sessions is considering whether to limit which immigrants qualify.  

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'Cotton Ball' Sickens People in Brooklyn

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A bad batch of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or "cotton ball," sent as many as 25 drug users to the hospital over the weekend.

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Life Without Caffeine and Other Ramadan Realities

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

For some Muslims, the rigors of Ramadan can be softened with a little pre-planning.

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Tax Overhaul Dents New York Home Sales

Monday, May 14, 2018

The new tax law reduces perks for buyers in high-cost markets like Manhattan, where it's already having an impact—home sales for the first part of this year are down by a quarter.

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A Strong Job Market Greets Graduating College Seniors

Monday, May 14, 2018

Unemployment hasn't been this low in the U.S. since the year 2000.

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Caught in Trump's Immigration Crackdown, N.J. Family Marks Mothers' Day Without Mom

Sunday, May 13, 2018

She was on her way to America to be with her family. Then the Trump Administration cancelled the immigration program she had already been approved for.

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With Speed Camera Law to Expire at End of Year, Advocates Make Push for Expansion

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Three children have been killed by vehicles recently, and advocates say now is the time to expand the number of speed cameras in the city.

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Cuomo Threatens Lawsuit against ICE for 'Increasingly Reckless' Raids

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The governor made the announcement alongside a dairy farmer who said ICE agents entered his property without a warrant and didn't identify themselves.

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Those Arrested for Pot Possession Are Still Mostly Black and Latino

Monday, April 23, 2018

A WNYC analysis of data obtained from the NYPD shows those arrested for marijuana possession are mostly black and Latino - even when they're nabbed in precincts that are heavily white.

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The Asylum Paradox

Monday, April 23, 2018

They survived persecution and gained asylum in the U.S., but they may have nowhere to go.

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Earth Day Inspires Activism, Dancing and a Little Guilt

Sunday, April 22, 2018

In Battery Park, there was a spontaneous dance performance, speeches about shutting down nuclear power plants and reflections on how hard is to stop using plastic bags.  

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Hundreds Rally in Herald Square to Protest Trump's Syrian Bombings

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The marchers decried what they view as the increasing belligerence of U.S. foreign policy, and "threats from expanding wars."

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ICE Moves to Deport Egyptian Dissident Who Says He Faces Hanging Back Home

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Ahmed Abdelbasit is an Egyptian pro-democracy activist and physics professor. He is currently in U.S. custody.

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New York Courts Act Against Lawyers Protesting Immigration Agents

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Office of Court Administration appears to be losing patience with public defenders protesting the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in city courthouses.

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One Year After Cyclist's Death, Advocates Call for Safer Bike Lanes

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Cyclists and community advocates continue to push for protected bike lanes along a stretch of Skillman and 43rd Avenues in Queens.

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What Bail Reform Could Look Like in New York

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Legislative leaders in Albany prefer to talk about bail reform after the budget deadline of April 1. Here's what's in the governor's proposal and why it's controversial.

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Nibbling Around the Edges of Bail in New York City

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The city, its judges and prosecutors have said they're trying to help poor people who can't afford bail, but their efforts can go only so far without change in state law.

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Paying Bail? You May Get Stuck at the Boat

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

As Albany lawmakers tackle the thorny issue of bail reform, we look at how the existing system not only keeps poor defendants behind bars — it's also a hassle for anyone trying to pay. 

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Cracking Cold Cases With Forensic Sculpture

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Students at the New York Academy of Art work with the Medical Examiner's office to reconstruct faces of people who have gone missing.

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