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:

Many Poor Schools in New Jersey are Overcrowded

Thursday, November 23, 2017

A state report found two-thirds of all schools in low-income districts can't adequately serve their students.

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NY Doctors Bring Care, Food and Music to Inland Puerto Rico

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A team of doctors from the SOMOS Healthcare group returned to two clinics that opened after the hurricane, and they're seeing the mental toll the storm has taken on people.

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Haitian New Yorkers Ask Whether They Must Now Leave the U.S.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Trump administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status for 59,000 Haitians forces members of the community to weigh their options. 

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Desperate to Stay in U.S., 'Dreamers' Declare Hunger Strike Through Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 19, 2017

In a last-ditch effort to get Congress to give them a path to citizenship, a group of immigrants who were brought to the U-S illegally as children plan to go hungry until Thanksgiving.

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A Silent March to Protest Federal Response to Puerto Rico

Sunday, November 19, 2017

New Yorkers made their way quietly from Spanish Harlem to Trump tower to call on the federal government to do more to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria.

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Trump Administration Is Ending Temporary Permits for Haitians

Friday, November 17, 2017

The decision gives about 59,000 Haitians with Temporary Protected Status — about 5,200 of them in New York State — until July 2019 to leave the U.S.

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City Election Officials Consider Online Voter Registration

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The council and mayor's office want the city to be the first municipality in the state to offer voter registration online, but the city's Board of Elections needs to be "on board."

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Phil Murphy Appoints Chief of Staff

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Governor-elect has been moving fast to pick a transition team and a few top staff. 

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City's Free Lawyer Program Ramps Up for Tenants

Thursday, November 09, 2017

In the dawn of the city's Right to Counsel program, low-income tenants in Bronx housing court navigate a somewhat chaotic and cryptic path to free legal assistance.

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Immigrants Brace for End of Temporary Protected Status

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Tens of thousands of immigrants from Central America could find out whether they'll be deported or allowed to remain in the U.S. longer.

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Mayoral Opponents Make Last-Minute Pleas

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Right before the election, Mayor Bill de Blasio argued that the city was better under his watch, while Republican candidate Nicole Malliotakis called his integrity into question.

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The Economic Impact of Ending TPS

Friday, November 03, 2017

If Temporary Protected Status expires, the consequences could be profound not only for immigrants, but for the economy.

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Beyond the Truck Attacker, the Long Reach of ISIS in the New York Area

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Over the past four years, the feds have charged 26 New Yorkers and New Jerseyans for working with, or for, the most notorious terrorist group on earth. 

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Post-Attack, International Tourists Assess New York, and a New Normal

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The lower Manhattan truck attack claimed the lives of several foreign travelers, but tourists appear to be undaunted by New York.

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Clock Ticks Down on Special Visa Program for Haitians

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Many immigrant communities are worried about DACA, but Haitians are focused on another program, too — one specially designated for strife-ridden countries like theirs.

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For Westchester Man, ICE Check-In Leads to Surprising Result

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Noel Lopez Reyes entered his routine check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement fearing detention and deportation. Then, his lawyers say he got lucky.

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City Puts Immigrants on Alert: Temporary Protected Status Could End

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Tens of thousands of the city's immigrants with Temporary Protected Status could be forced to leave the U.S. in the coming months. The city and community groups are pushing back.

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New York and New Jersey Republicans Face Crucial Vote On Tax Changes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Republican leaders promise a fix is on the way, but members want something a little more concrete.

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De Blasio Sets New Affordable Housing Target

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Mayor is upping the ante on his housing plan, aiming to build or preserve 300,000 affordable apartments by 2026.

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Cuomo Vetoes Gravity Knife Bill

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Gov. Cuomo has once again vetoed a bill that would have legalized gravity knives, despite concerns that many working class men of color are arrested for using them as legitimate tools.

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