Julianne Welby

Senior Editor, 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:

The Country's Longest Government Shutdown Creates Unexpected Problems for Workers

Sunday, January 13, 2019

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Local Democrats joined labor reps to highlight the impact of the federal government shutdown on individual workers on Day 23.

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Electeds to Cuomo on L Train Plan: Thanks But We Have Many, Many Questions

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Among them: Will the new approach really save money? And will the project's April start date be pushed back? Oh really, how far back?

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Crime Is Down in NYC, But Rape Is a Glaring Exception

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Crime continued to trend downward in NYC in 2018, including a historic low in the city murder rate. But rape reports climbed again, and domestic violence murders also saw an uptick. 

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NJ Legislators Scrap Controversial Redistricting Vote

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Democrats in the New Jersey senate and assembly canceled a vote, previously scheduled for Monday, after being accused of partisan gerrymandering.

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Protest at the Whitney Museum: 'Sage Is Medicine. Tear Gas Is Poison.'

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Protesters are calling for the Whitney Museum's board vice chair to step down, amid reports that Warren B. Kanders owns a company that manufactures and sells tear gas.

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Bronx DA Won't Ask Supreme Court to Decide on Jury Trials for Immigrants

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Darcel Clark says she won't seek an opinion from the high court to overturn a ruling that found immigrants deserve jury trials when accused of misdemeanors.

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A Family Braces for Dad's Deportation

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

His deadline to leave the U.S. is in 13 months — enough time for loved ones to appreciate special moments, and wonder what life could be like without him.

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NYC Volunteers Prepare to Offer Moral Support to Migrants on the Border

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The New Sanctuary Coalition is training the volunteers before they travel to the border to help migrants.

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Brooklyn Official Says City Is Running in Place When it Comes to School Gyms, Fitness

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Mayor de Blasio pledged nearly $385 million toward school fitness facilities. But the Brooklyn Borough President says the resources aren't getting to students.

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N.J. Attorney General to Cops: Stop Working with ICE

Thursday, November 29, 2018

New Jersey tells ICE to back off, and ICE threatens more "collateral" arrests.

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New York's Highest Court Rules Immigrants Deserve Jury Trials, Even for Misdemeanors

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Legal Aid Society calls it a "landmark case" that will provide clients a meaningful opportunity to fight against criminal charges that could lead to deportation.

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Come Play With Us

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

An evening of conversation, hand-clapping and Double Dutch at The Greene Space.

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Immigrants Drive Midterm Gains for Democrats

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Immigrant communities and candidates were at the center of the Democratic takeover of the House, as well as local and state races.

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Lawsuit Claims Trump Administration Detains Immigrant Kids for Too Long

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Immigrant kids who enter the U.S. alone are being detained in shelters for too long, according to a lawsuit, because of onerous new background checks required of their relatives.

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Voters Think Out Loud Before Making Up Minds on Midterms

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Dug-in Republicans, determined Dems, and wavering indies. What else did you think we’d find only days before the election?

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Chinese American Voters Flirting with the GOP

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The mobilization of Chinese American voters against affirmative action is being met with overtures from Republicans. The community is listening.

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Immigrant Activist Ravi Ragbir Can Stay in U.S. Until Court Decides on His Appeal

Thursday, November 01, 2018

A federal appeals court has granted a stay of deportation to Ragbir, but only until it makes a decision on whether a lower court should hear his First Amendment case.

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City Immigrants Fear Being a 'Public Charge'

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The Trump Administration's plan to make it harder for low-income immigrants to get green cards has caused tremendous confusion throughout New York City, and could cost the city money.

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City Voter Guide Mistakenly Tells Paroled Felons They Can't Vote

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Felons on parole in New York State now have the right to vote, but New York City's voter guide failed to mention that, risking confusion on election day for thousands of parolees.

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Finding New Ways to Reach Latino Voters on Long Island

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

With the surge in the Latino population in Suffolk County, volunteers are hoping to sign on more new voters, despite the obstacles.

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