Julianne Welby

Senior Editor, NYC Recovery/Education/Transit, 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 NYC's recovery from the pandemic, as well as education and transportation. In the past, she managed coverage of immigration, legal affairs, and race. Julianne has also coordinated training at WNYC. She teaches journalism to graduate students at Fordham and CUNY, and is a trainer for Public Media Journalists Association (formerly PRNDI).

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

Adams Spends First Weekend as Mayor Promising Law and Order – Without Brutality

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Mayor Eric Adams spent his first 48 hours in office straddling the same line he did during his campaign.


Reflecting on Eight Years of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Friday, December 31, 2021

Mayor de Blasio two terms in office end on Friday. WNYC’s Brigid Bergin, who covered his entire mayoralty, dove into the audio archives for this snapshot of his eight years in City Hall.


Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Reflects On 27-Year Career In Politics

Sunday, December 26, 2021

In an exit interview, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. touts his successes, reflects on what he could have done more, and considers what the future holds. 


What Are The Hopes Of A Majority Women City Council?: Women Members Reflect

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Women will have more power to determine how the council operates and what issues get the most attention for the first time in its history.


Grading De Blasio: In East New York, Mayor’s First Rezoned Neighborhood, Promises Unfufilled

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Since the rezoning in 2016, just 100 subsidized units have opened their doors to tenants.

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Eric Adams Names Five Women As NYC Deputy Mayors

Monday, December 20, 2021

As first deputy, Lorraine Grillo will handle the day-to-day operations of city government and likely serve as acting mayor when Adams is away.


Gun Industry Trying To Block New York’s ‘Public Nuisance’ Law

Thursday, December 16, 2021

In July, New York made it easier to sue the firearms industry in civil court. Now, the gun lobby is trying to fight it.


Diverse Coalition Presses State Lawmakers On Voting Rights Ahead of Session

Thursday, December 16, 2021

A growing coalition of civil rights, labor and good government groups is urging the state's top lawmakers to make voting rights a priority in the next legislative session.


Ethics Board Orders Cuomo To Pay Back $5.1m In Book Profits

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

It's now up to Attorney General Letitia James to enforce an ethics panel's resolution, which requires Cuomo to pay back his book proceeds within 30 days.


Grading De Blasio: Assessing the Mayor’s Pledge To Improve Democracy

Sunday, December 12, 2021

His second-term promise generally fell into three big buckets around electoral democracy, the 2020 census and civic engagement. The results were decidedly mixed.


New York Attorney General Letitia James Drops Out Of Governor’s Race

Thursday, December 09, 2021

James said she will instead pursue re-election as the state attorney general, citing her office's ongoing investigations.


NYC's Program to Curb Dangerous Driving Is Underway

Sunday, December 05, 2021

The city estimates more than 5,000 people qualify for a course that deters reckless driving.

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New York City Voter Turnout Hits Record Low For A Mayoral Election

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Only 23 percent of active registered voters cast a ballot for mayor. That's about 1.15 of the 4.95 eligible voters. 


A New Analysis Of Income Data Shows Income Inequality Shrank Under De Blasio

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The trend marks a reversal of four decades of growing or flat income inequality in the city.


AG James Releases Hours Of Video And Additional Written Testimony From Cuomo Probe

Monday, November 29, 2021

The trove sheds more light on the inner workings of the executive chamber as it battled sexual harassment and other misconduct allegations against the former governor.


State Assembly Report Finds Cuomo Used State Resources to Enrich Himself

Monday, November 22, 2021

The newest revelations are related to Cuomo’s use of state resources during the writing and promotion of his book, American Crisis.


NY Lawmakers Head to Albany To Review Long-Awaited Report on Andrew Cuomo. Here’s What We Might Learn.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The report is expected to cover Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes and the potential misuse of state resources, among other subjects.


Fordham Law Professor Zephyr Teachout Launches State A.G. Bid

Monday, November 15, 2021

Fordham Law professor Zephyr Teachout is making another run for state attorney general. 


Who Are Eric Adams’s Key Players? An Election Night Photo Is Symbolic & Revealing

Monday, November 15, 2021

WNYC/Gothamist created a guide to identify most of the players who surrounded Adams on election night.


NYC Councilmembers Jockey To Become Council Speaker

Friday, November 05, 2021

It's the second most powerful position in New York City government.