Julianne Welby

Senior Editor, Immigration/Legal Affairs, 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:

Murphy Rolls Back Limits on Indoor Gatherings as NJ's Transmission Rate Increases

Monday, August 03, 2020

Gov. Murphy says the state is at a "very dangerous place," as the state's transmission rate has reached its highest level since April. 

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Pardoned By Cuomo But Detained By ICE, Bronx Immigrant Marks Three Years In ICE Detention

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Attorneys say Ousman Darboe has been held in ICE custody longer than any New Yorker.

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What Should Well-Off NYC Public School Parents Do With $420 Food Stamp Windfall?

Monday, July 27, 2020

A wealth-redistribution activist suggests they use the card, and then donate the equivalent funds to help tackle hunger.

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Lawyers Say Immigrants At Bergen County Jail Have No Air Conditioning

Monday, July 27, 2020

Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees held at the jail in Hackensack, NJ., are allegedly suffering from a lack of air conditioning during the current heat wave.

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Baseball Is Back, Quieter Than Ever

Sunday, July 26, 2020

There are fans in the seats, but they're made of cardboard.

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Some NYC Students Can't Access Virtual Summer School, Advocates Say

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The remote learning obstacles for students who have bounced around the public school system provides a possible window into the challenges for all students in the fall.

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Isolated In Their New Country, Refugees Are Sewing—And Innovating—COVID Masks

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Some recently-arrived refugees in New Jersey have already sold more than 2,000 masks to people in their new country. 

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Black Man Killed By NJ State Trooper Sparks Push For Mental Health Training

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The fatal shooting of Maurice Gordon by a state trooper is raising questions about mental health training for officers, and providing a window to reimagine policing.

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Inspired by Black Lives Matter, Mount Vernon Tries to Transform Its Police Department

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A small, New York City suburb with a history of police corruption and brutality allegations is taking a very different approach than the NYPD.

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NYPD Numbers Show Summer Shooting Spike Continues

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Police leaders, unions, and reform activists disagree on why the surge is happening.

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Shootings Continue Over the Weekend As NYPD Launches Gun Violence Initiative

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Thirteen people have been shot since Friday when the NYPD launched its new strategy.

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'We're There for Engagement': Anti-Violence Groups Address Rise In Shootings

Thursday, July 16, 2020

With shootings on the rise in New York City, anti-violence groups are working to address conflicts before they lead to shootings.

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New York Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. On Recent Spike In Gun Violence

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Recent shootings include the death of a 1-year-old boy in Bed-Stuy and a mass shooting in Crown Heights, both of which Cornegy represents.

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After Fatal Shooting Of 1-Year-Old In Bed Stuy, Community Leaders Say 'Enough'

Monday, July 13, 2020

The grief from a recent surge in gun violence hit a fevered pitch in Brooklyn, after a one-year-old boy in his stroller was shot and killed near a park on Sunday night.

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Coronavirus Contact Tracers Are On The Line. Many Are Getting Through, But The System Still Has Drop-Outs

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Health officials from New York City and Albany are both experiencing obstacles as they ramp up their contact tracing programs.

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As Coronavirus Testing Grows, Swabs Shrink. (And That's Good News.)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Around 30,000 people are getting tested for coronavirus each day in New York City at more than 300 different sites. And at many places, testing is less intrusive than ever before.

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Longtime Police Reform Activists Capitalize on Massive Uprising

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Supported by masses in the streets, seasoned police reform activists were positioned to take the ball and run—with ideas, reports and legislation at the ready. 

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Why the Lawyers Accused of Throwing a Molotov Cocktail at NYPD Police Car Are in Federal Court

Monday, June 22, 2020

Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis were arrested in the early hours of May 30th, after a chaotic night in which protesters threw bottles at police and the NYPD responded with force.

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Accused Looters Spark Another Round of Debate on NY's Bail Law

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Mass arrests for looting have led some to question the new bail law, but others say it’s working as it’s intended, to stop avoid jailing people who are innocent until proven guilty.

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All The Ways The NYPD Is Under Investigation for Protest Tactics

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The state AG, the CCRB, mayoral appointees, and the NYPD's internal investigators are all looking into allegations of police violence during the protests. But what will come of it?

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