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 teaches journalism to graduate students at Fordham, CUNY and Columbia University, and is a trainer for Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

New Yorkers Mobilize Against Vacant Storefronts

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer supports reforms to the city's commercial rent tax and incentives to keep retail space occupied.

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Can the MTA Get You to Give Up Your Seat for This Woman? (She Says No Way)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The MTA is giving away "Baby on Board" buttons to pregnant women who ride the subway and could use a seat. Will they work?

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Congresswoman Calls for More Oversight of Non-Lawyers Representing Immigrants

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Following a WNYC-Telemundo 47 investigation, Rep. Velázquez wants closer scrutiny of a federal program that allowed a man with criminal convictions to represent immigrants in court.

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Felon Has Federal Approval to Represent Immigrants. Now He's Selling This.

Monday, May 08, 2017

After he got out of prison, a Bronx businessman got an accreditation from the Department of Justice. A WNYC-Telemundo 47 investigation found immigrants now accuse him of defrauding them.

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Upper East Side Parents Ask for More Pre-K Seats

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Elected officials and parents rallied on the Upper East Side Sunday to ask the city to provide more prekindergarten seats.


New Kosciuszko Bridge Opens with Pomp, Circumstance and Inconsistent Pronunciation

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The heavily-trafficked six-lane bridge on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is being retired and replaced by TWO six-laners — one this week and another by 2020.

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NYPD Launches First Phase of Body Camera Pilot

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The city plans to deploy more than 1,000 cameras by the end of the year as part of the court-ordered program.


Schumer Calls for Security Upgrade at Penn Station

Sunday, April 23, 2017

New York's senior senator called for new security measures two days after a WNYC report found Amtrak police are understaffed, under-equipped and under-trained.

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With a Subway Ride to the Trump Carousel, Syrian Refugees Tour New York

Thursday, April 20, 2017

They fled civil war and recently arrived in New Jersey. Now, they're getting free tours of the Big Apple, including a ride on a carousel operated by President Trump's company.

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Christie's No to a Cross-Hudson Tunnel Is Now a Yes

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Seven years after the governor canceled the in-progress ARC Tunnel project, he's now calling for the federal government to come through with funds for the Gateway tunnel project.

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Gas Spill Cleanup in Gravesend, Brooklyn Is Ongoing

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Officials said less than 20 percent of the diesel gas spilled in Gravesend, Brooklyn on March 30th has been cleaned up. 

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Crown Heights Residents Speak Out Against Another Homeless Shelter

Friday, April 07, 2017

Dozens of residents showed up at a town hall meeting Thursday evening to oppose the opening of a new family shelter in their neighborhood.

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Preet Speaks

Friday, April 07, 2017

The former federal prosecutor opened up before a sold out crowd at Cooper Union Thursday night. 


The Judge Will See You Now. By Skype.

Monday, April 03, 2017

For domestic violence victims, it can be hard enough to talk about what happened, let alone go to court for an order of protection. But what if they could do so remotely? 

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Commission Unveils Plan to Close Rikers Island

Sunday, April 02, 2017

It's a historic call to shutter the jail complex, which has become a symbol of mass incarceration and brutality. Still, a political battle over Rikers' closure likely looms.

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How Donald Trump Could Weed Out Your Community Garden

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trump's budget calls for eliminating all federal block grants; NYC's Parks Department receives $4,500,000 a year from those grants.

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City Tries to Convince Immigrants, Hospitals Are Safe

Thursday, March 30, 2017

In the wake of President Trump's crackdown on immigration, public hospitals are holding forums to try and convince immigrant communities that hospitals are safe spaces.


Trump's Climate Order Could Send More Pollution Toward Trump Tower

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The president says his order will create new jobs, but it could also mean more smog for New York and New Jersey.

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Annual State Tests, With Annual Controversy, Begin This Week

Monday, March 27, 2017

Adults on both sides of the testing debate have passionate messages about opting-in or opting-out. As for the kids, one fourth-grader says she's ready to just get the tests over with.

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Colombian Man's Swift Detention Worries Immigrant Advocates

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Colombian who lost his asylum case was flown to a Texas detention center a day after being detained in New York, raising new questions about President Trump's immigration policies.