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:

Republicans Hope To Hold On In Two Competitive NYC Council Races

Thursday, October 21, 2021

In heavily-Democratic New York City, primary winners are expected to sail to victory, but not necessarily in council races in Southern Queens and on Staten Island.

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There Are More Early Voting Sites In NYC, Including Dozens Of Schools

Monday, October 18, 2021

WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Morning Edition host Michael Hill talk about what to watch for as we head towards the start of general election voting in NY and NJ on Saturday.

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Newark Ex-official Indicted On Bribery Charges

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Carmelo Garcia is a former deputy mayor in Newark. 

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Deadline To Register To Vote In NY Is Friday

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Registration forms must be submitted by close of business Friday.

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Don't Miss The Upcoming Absentee Ballot Deadline

Thursday, October 07, 2021

WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins host David Furst for the first conversation in a series to prepare voters for the general election.

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Voter Registration Deadlines Loom In NY And NJ

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Time is running out to register to vote in the upcoming general election in November.

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NYC Vaccine Mandate For Educators Leads To Surge In Inocculations

Monday, October 04, 2021

But some schools scrambled to fill vacancies left by the unvaccinated.

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NY AG Letitia James Blasts Cuomo, Teases Possible Run For Governor

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

NY Attorney General Letitia James is not ruling out a run for governor. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.

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Judge Places Another Hold on Vaccine Mandate for NYC Educators

Sunday, September 26, 2021

A group of educators sued the city over the vaccine requirement, saying it violates due process.

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New York Senate to Grill MTA Officials on Billions in Federal Relief Aid It's Received

Sunday, September 26, 2021

This year the MTA avoided near catastrophic service and job cuts thanks to federal relief. Now the State Senate wants to make sure the transit agency is spending that money wisely.

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Princeton Researchers Know How Dante de Blasio Voted - And He's Not The Only One

Monday, September 20, 2021

Researchers say elections officials exposed the private ballots of hundreds of New Yorkers in the June primary. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports the mayor's son, Dante, is one of them.

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One Week In, NYC Announces Revised Testing and Quarantine Policies For Public Schools

Monday, September 20, 2021

The city is increasing the frequency of COVID-19 testing in schools while narrowing the scope of quarantines. 

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Taxi Drivers Protest At City Hall Over Debt Relief Plan

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The medallion owners said the city's plan doesn't do enough to help them overcome crushing debt.

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Will NYC Expand Voting Rights To Some Immigrants?

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The City Council is set to debate a bill that would allow legal permanent residents to vote in municipal elections.

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MTA Tallies Up $100M in Damage from Ida, Seeks to Work with City to Shore up Stations

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The MTA says it's looking for new ways to avoid flooding in the subway, following record breaking rainfall from Hurricane Ida's remnants earlier this month.

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LaGuardia Air Train Could Be Most Expensive Transit Project in World Per Rider: Report

Sunday, September 12, 2021

The watchdog group Reinvent Albany says the AirTrain from eastern Queens to LaGuardia is expected to cost $2.1 billion —and will only serve about 6,000 riders a day.

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Protest Against Vaccine Mandate Draws Hundreds, Including Some Educators

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

This week, Mayor de Blasio announced the city's strongest vaccine mandate yet, requiring all public school staff get inoculated without an option to get tested weekly instead.

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MTA Reports Fewer Hot Car Complaints This Year

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

As temperatures rise above ground, commuters often expect to step into the cool comforts of an air-conditioned subway. But it's so-called "hot car" season in the city.

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NYC Mandates Vaccination For Public School Staff

Monday, August 23, 2021

The new mandate goes further than the policy Mayor Bill de Blasio announced earlier this summer for city workers, including teachers, which requires vaccination or weekly testing.

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Mayor Says More Details On NYC Public School Reopening Coming This Week

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Mayor de Blasio says he plans to provide more information on how students will learn when they quarantine, among other things. 

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