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:

What to Make of Rise in Test Scores? Top Ed Leaders Differ

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

After touting progress on this year's tests, State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa offered slightly different takes on the results.
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Hot Subway Cars Keep on Rolling

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

There's almost nothing more frustrating than getting into a subway car with broken air conditioning. Unless it's the same car, over and over again.
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City Council Votes Down Rezoning for Inwood Project

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The controversial development tested a key piece of Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing plan. 

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After Community Opposition, Councilman to Vote Against Inwood Rezoning

Monday, August 15, 2016

Ydanis Rodriguez says he now plans to vote no on a proposed 17-story, 350-unit development along Fort Tryon Park — the latest test in Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing agenda.

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For Three Bronx Middle Schools, How Much Progress is Enough?

Monday, August 15, 2016

The low-performing schools in the Bronx are still waiting to hear if they've improved enough to get off the state's dreaded Persistently Struggling Schools List.
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Bangladeshi Muslims in Shock Over Fatal Shooting of Queens Imam

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Imam Maulama Akonjee's had just finished prayers at a nearby mosque when police say a man fatally shot him and his assistant, Thara Uddin.


Controversial Exhibit Requires Trigger Warning

Friday, August 12, 2016

The 24 pieces at the Bronx Documentary Center trace eyewitness recordings of violence, and social and racial injustice throughout history.  


Waiting for Violence to Break Out in East New York

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Brooklyn neighborhood leads the city in shooting deaths this year, but a 40-block oasis there is on a streak of no shootings. Meet the folks who say they're behind the trend.

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Loophole Could Allow NYC Schools to Keep Suspending Young Students

Monday, August 08, 2016

Advocates say they're concerned the Department of Education is backing off a proposed ban on suspensions for students in the earliest grades.
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Yankees Slugger A-Rod Leaving Friday

Sunday, August 07, 2016

A-Rod was great. But is he a Yankees great?


How Neighborhood Policing Is Working in Washington Heights

Friday, August 05, 2016

It's one of the first precincts to adopt a neighborhood policing strategy that incoming NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill championed. But it has its detractors.


AT LAST: MTA Pilots Countdown Clocks on Lettered Subway Lines

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Our long national nightmare of not having real-time arrival information on much of the subway system could be coming to an end. Maybe.
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NYPD Will Poll Citizens to Gauge Satisfaction

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Commissioner Bratton says it'll be a massive effort, done "on a larger scale than just about any poll that you're used to."

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Police Reformers are Wary of New NYPD Commissioner

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

A middle-aged, white, Irish cop with a shaved head is the NYPD's face of change.


Why Trump and Clinton Will Visit New York on the Campaign Trail

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Strategists say each Presidential campaign event is like a calculated chess move.


A Jersey City Mural Gets Painted Over After a Variety of Complaints

Friday, July 29, 2016

A Monopoly board mural inspired by gentrification was painted over in Jersey City. The artist says he was forced to keep making changes until, ultimately, the mural was gone. 

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New Principal Named for Boys and Girls High School

Monday, July 25, 2016

The new principal, Grecian Harrison, faces significant challenges at the school, including an enrollment crisis.
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New Yorkers Do What They Can to Beat the Heat

Sunday, July 24, 2016

After a sweltering weekend, the high is expected to stay in the 90's through at least Wednesday in the New York City area.


Marches Commemorate Two Years Since Eric Garner's Death

Monday, July 18, 2016

People marched and gathered Sunday in the Tompkinsville neighborhood of Staten Island, where Eric Garner died following a police chokehold. 


City Translates Voter Registration Forms Into Five More Languages

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The city is adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the list in an effort to register more voters.