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:

Booker To New Jersey Democratic Allies: End Your ICE Detention Contracts Now

Monday, November 18, 2019

For the first time, Senator and Presidential candidate Cory Booker is calling on the three counties in his home state that house thousands of ICE detainees to scrap their contracts.


The State of Gender (In)Equality on Broadway

Monday, October 28, 2019

Increasingly, women theater directors are bumping up against — and in some cases crashing through — the glass ceiling on Broadway. 

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Ms. Marvel: The Jersey City Superhero Who Made Good

Monday, October 07, 2019

Fans celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Marvel Comics character at New York City Comic Con.


Second Police Officer Killed In Line of Duty This Year

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Bronx residents in the area where a New York Police Department officer was shot and killed said they were saddened by the tragedy.


What's It Like to Be an NYPD Intern? 'I Felt Like a Boss'

Thursday, September 26, 2019

At community meetings in precincts with troubling crime rates, police leaders heard a consistent message: Young people need jobs. So, over the summer, the NYPD provided some.

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Keeping the (633) Languages of New York City Alive

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

New York is one of the world's great repositories of languages. But how can New Yorkers keep their many languages vibrant?

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Activists Want An Elected Civilian Review Board To Investigate Police Misconduct

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The campaign has focused on activating New Yorkers in highly-policed communities.

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Weekly Music Roundup: FKA twigs, Angel Olsen and Luke Temple

Monday, September 16, 2019

New Sounds
Week of September 16: This week, new music from FKA twigs, Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius, and Luke Temple.
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Keeping 'Church' Alive on an East Harlem Sidewalk

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Catholic Church shut down their parish more than 12 years ago, but they still meet for prayer, readings and song every Sunday — rain or shine.

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'Defund Hate' Campaign Takes on Immigration Enforcement

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Progressives and immigrant rights groups hope to rein in ICE and Border Patrol by targeting Congressional funding.

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No Dogs on Chopper Tours, Senators Plead

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Chuck Schumer and Robert Menendez have been asking the FAA to ban open-door photo shoots on sight-seeing helicopter tours. Now they want operators to stop bringing dogs on board, too.

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Three Young Girls Were Separated at the Border from a Father with HIV

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

This family is among hundreds the ACLU claims were wrongfully separated at the border, in the year since a judge blocked the Trump Administration from taking kids away from parents.

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The NYPD Has Never Had a Community Center. Its First One Is Coming to East New York.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

The center will be geared toward teenagers in a neighborhood where many young people report negative interactions with police. The NYPD hopes the center will help bridge the divide.

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Bias Incidents, Particularly Among The Young, Climb in New Jersey

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

569 reported incidents of hate in 2018 in New Jersey, the highest since 2011. 

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New York City Council Member from El Paso Shaken by Mass Shooting

Monday, August 05, 2019

Councilman Carlos Menchaca was born and raised in the border city and still has family there.

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For a 29th Year, Dragons Race in Queens Waters

Sunday, August 04, 2019

The annual Dragon Boat Festival took place in Flushing Meadows Park over the weekend.


A Deadly Shooting Mars a Block Party Tradition in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The 56th annual Old Timers event was just wrapping up when gunfire broke out.

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Hundreds of Thousands of New Yorkers Could Go Missing in the 2020 Census

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Demographers say the worst census on record for the city was in 1990, when as many as a quarter of a million people went uncounted. But 2020 could be far worse.

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After 2 Days of Extreme Heat, NYC's Electric Grid Buckles

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Temps reached 99 degrees at JFK Airport on Saturday and Sunday, and heat index values were near 110 degrees. By Sunday evening, Con Ed was dealing with power outages.

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Five Years Since Garner's Death, Has the NYPD Changed?

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

No police officers have been charged in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. But NYPD leadership says many of its strategies for policing has evolved. 

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