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:

De Blasio Backs Down from Build It Back Promise

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Last year, the mayor promised to complete all Build it Back projects by the end of 2016. Now he says that's not possible.

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In Wikileaks Emails, a Glimpse of Phil Murphy's Campaign for Governor

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hacked emails released by Wikileaks take us behind the curtain into the campaign of Phil Murphy, the only Democratic candidate to have announced a run for governor of New Jersey in 2017.


Game Throws Science at Donald Trump

Monday, October 17, 2016

A Finnish entrepreneur fed up with Donald Trump's tweets denying climate change created a game where users can throw books and globes at him.


DMV Jammed Up By Voter Registration Traffic

Friday, October 14, 2016

Tempted to register to vote online? Read this first.

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New York Times to Donald Trump's Attorney: Bring it On

Thursday, October 13, 2016

One legal expert says Trump's threat to sue The Times is "like a whale being threatened with a letter opener." 


Absentee Voting Off to Bumpy Start in New York City

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Board of Elections staff are struggling with a year-old, on-demand ballot system.

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Review: A Missed Opportunity in 'The Birth of a Nation'

Friday, October 07, 2016

Director and star Nate Parker takes on an important topic in an average and predictable way, shortchanging its female characters.


This Tenant Harassment Story Has a Happy Ending

Thursday, October 06, 2016

It took three years, but the rent-stabilized residents of a Greenpoint, Brooklyn building return home after being forced to move out.

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City Plans Reforms in Wake of Child's Death

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The de Blasio Administration is initiating reforms after missteps in the case of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins.


The First Presidential Debate, from the Perspective of Locals Who Watched It

Monday, September 26, 2016

WNYC reporters hung out with voters of many stripes to get their reactions to the debate in real time.


At Muslim Day Parade, a Desire to Show Dedication to God and U.S.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Muslim New Yorkers gathered for the 31st annual Muslim Day parade in midtown Manhattan on Sunday.


Only in New York: Bomb No Deterrent to Free Bag

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cops are hunting for two men who they say thwarted the Chelsea bomber's second device. But it's cool, they just want to talk.

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In New York and New Jersey, Latest Census Numbers Tell Two Tales

Friday, September 16, 2016

New York City saw an increase in household income and a decline in poverty, while New Jersey saw smaller gains.


We Read the Candidates' Medical Letters. Here's What We Found.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Over the last week, Donald Trump and Secretary Hillary Clinton have both released medical letters from their doctors testifying to their fitness to serve.


Candidates' Medical Records: Often Revealing, Always Guarded

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Presidential candidates often leverage lax requirements to skirt important medical information.


15 Years Later, a Mother Shares Her Son's Final Call from the World Trade Center

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Paul Battaglia called 911 from the 100th floor of the North Tower before it collapsed. His mother has kept the recording of that call private, until now.

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Fifteen People to Remember, Not Just on 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2016

In his new book Finding Fifteen, Tim Oliver tells the story of 15 people who died on September 11th, interviewing the families, friends and colleagues who carried on in their absence.


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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