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:

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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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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