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:

Who's Grading the Exam Graders?

Friday, May 27, 2016

An investigation by NBC 4 New York reveals that a company hired to score Regents exams has had trouble verifying the backgrounds of its graders. 


New York Area Vets React to Obama's Upcoming Trip to Vietnam

Friday, May 20, 2016

The U.S. and its former enemy have enjoyed relatively good relations for quite a while, and that's helped efforts to recover the missing.

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De Blasio Pledges to Revamp Deed Restriction Policy

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

After two recent cases have raised eyebrows, the mayor pledged to change the city's policy going forward.


Cuomo's Two Takes on Corruption Probes: His and de Blasio's

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The governor offered drastically different reactions when reporters questioned him about corruption probes involving his associates, and separately, Mayor de Blasio's.

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NYPD Targets Drivers Breaking Bike Lane Rules

Monday, May 16, 2016

The NYPD is recognizing "Bike Month" with a week-long crackdown on drivers who commit violations in bike lanes in all five boroughs.

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President Obama Delivers Pointed Commencement Address at Rutgers

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The president criticized the rhetoric of the 2016 election season at New Jersey's largest public university, which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year.

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De Blasio Defends Former Nonprofit Against State Investigation

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The mayor said the Campaign for One New York had cooperated with the state panel for a year but, "enough is enough."


My Sister, The Cop

Friday, May 06, 2016

Jared Marcelle had enough negative interactions with the NYPD that he’d come to mistrust police. His views of policing are complex now, especially since his sister joined the force.


Warning of Brooklyn Voter Purge Dates Back Weeks

Monday, May 02, 2016

A report from the Campaign Finance Board shows it reached out to the city Board of Elections about purged voters more than a month before primary day.

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Despite Years of Blowback, Board of Elections Fails to Change Its Ways

Friday, April 22, 2016

The troubles during Tuesday's primary are nothing new for the agency that manages New York City's elections and voter rolls.

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Hillary Clinton Wins New York Primary

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The former two-term senator held off a spirited challenge from Bernie Sanders in her adopted home state.

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New York Officials See Spike in Problems at the Polls

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The state Attorney General's office says it got many more calls about voter problems on primary election day than it did in the last general election.

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De Blasio Demands Explanation, as Decline in Registered Brooklyn Voters Doubles

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The mayor said he's concerned and confused by the sudden drop in the voter rolls.

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60,000 Fewer Democrats in Brooklyn and No Clear Reason Why

Monday, April 18, 2016

As candidates lavish love on Brooklyn, a WNYC analysis of voter enrollment statistics found active registered Democrats dropped by 7 percent there — the largest decline statewide.

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Protests as All 3 GOP Candidates Appear at Midtown Gala

Thursday, April 14, 2016

There was a festive atmosphere, as Trump piñatas bobbed in the air.


The Donald Trump New Yorkers Know Best

Thursday, April 14, 2016

To the rest of the world, he may be a television celebrity. But New Yorkers know him as a homegrown dealmaker.

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Is Ted Cruz Giving Up on New York Voters?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cruz is coming back to campaign in New York, but it's less than a week before the state's primary.

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City Re-Structures Agencies to Tackle Homelessness

Monday, April 11, 2016

The restructuring will lead to almost $40 million in savings, so that reforms can be put into place.


Advocacy Group Says Homeless Adults Need More Support

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Coalition for the Homeless says the state and the city need to do more to help homeless adults living in the city’s shelters and on the streets.

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Former President Clinton Gives Shoutout to Candidate Vying for Rangel's Seat

Sunday, April 10, 2016

While campaigning for his wife in Harlem, Bill Clinton made a plug for Assemblyman Keith Wright, one of 7 candidates running to replace the 23-term Congressman.