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:

Tech Workspace Opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The 84,000-square-foot space will feature a 3-D printer and other fabrication tools for hardware manufacturers.


Congresswoman Requests Federal Monitors for City's Primary Election

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The move came after WNYC revealed Hispanic voters in Brooklyn were hit hardest by the Board of Election's recent voter purge.


All Day in Line for a Chance to See 'Hamilton': Worth It?

Monday, June 20, 2016

A son is so determined to see "Hamilton" with his mom that they spend a whole day — with a bunch of characters — waiting in the cancellation line to see if they can get in.

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New York City Increases Security Following Massacre in Orlando

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mayor de Blasio says there's no credible threat to the city at this point, but police will be out in force. 


Orlando Shooting Suspect's Ties to New York

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Records show the family of accused shooter Omar Mateen lived in Westbury on Long Island before moving to Florida.


For the Train... For Love... For Hamilton Tickets: Waiting Then and Now

Thursday, June 09, 2016

WNYC kicks off a series on waiting by talking with a psychologist who studies how waiting affects us and how it's changed over time.


In Albany, Abortion Debate Turns to Race, and Turns Ugly

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

A legislator's comments about abortion rates in the black community sparked vitriolic debate in the Assembly.

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Board of Elections Returns Purged Brooklyn Voters to Rolls

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Voters who were purged from the rolls before New York's presidential primary are back in the books in time for the next election in June.

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Port Authority Hopes to Unload Last Remaining Artifacts from Ground Zero

Monday, June 06, 2016

Only a handful of items remain from the destruction of 9/11: a police car, some mangled steel, an elevator motor and various beams.

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Stringer Slams City Elections Board for Sloppiness

Monday, June 06, 2016

City Comptroller Scott Stringer called out the Board of Elections of New York City for failing to adequately tag and track $640,000 of electronic equipment. 


Swimmers Who Don't Mind Female-Only Hours at the Public Pool

Monday, June 06, 2016

The Metropolitan Recreation Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has special swim hours for women only. It's an accommodation for the neighborhood's Hasidic women that's come under fire. 

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Clinton Campaigns in Newark Ahead of NJ Primary

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Clinton didn't mention her challenger in the primary, instead focusing on the presumed Republican nominee.

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Hudson Yards Still Costing Taxpayers More Than Projected

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The massive redevelopment used a new finance model. The IBO says it's working, but it's costing taxpayers more than expected in interest payments.


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. 

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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."