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:

That Time Billy Graham Packed Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium to the Brim

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

More than 60 years ago, the evangelist was already drawing crowds of thousands.

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ICE Gets Cold Shoulder From Rutgers, Backs Out of Career Fair

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Here's what happened when ICE tried to show up at what's called the most diverse campus in the United States to recruit agents.

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NJ Faith Leaders Arraigned for Sit-in at Lance's Office

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Rabbis and ministers are targeting the Republican congressman to support DACA recipients known as Dreamers.

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An Immigrant Trek, From NYC to DC

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Worried about the direction of the nation's immigration debate, a group of young immigrants set off on foot from lower Manhattan to the nation's capital.

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New Jersey Suburb Will Make Road Closure Warnings 'Less Foreboding'

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Leonia business owners say the signs — as is — are scaring away customers.

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Rahimi Will Spend Rest of His Life in Prison for Chelsea Bombing

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ahmad Khan Rahimi was sentenced to multiple life terms for setting bombs in Chelsea in 2016 — and he still faces more charges for shooting cops and planting explosives in New Jersey.

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At Black Comix Expo, All Eyes on Black Panther

Sunday, February 11, 2018

As Black Panther arrives in movie theaters this week, black audiences think it could fundamentally change how they're seen.

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Home Health Aides Aren't Showing up to Work

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Changes to immigration policy are prompting some foreign-born healthcare workers to abandon their jobs.

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New Jersey's Indonesian Christians Avoid Deportation—For Now

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

After six ethnic Chinese Indonesian Christians in Central Jersey were deported, plus three more detained and another three moved into sanctuary, a judge ordered all deportations halted.

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#DesiWallofShame Targets the Trump Faithful

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The Trump administration is chock-full of South Asian Americans, or desis. So progressives in the community are heaping on the scorn.

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Long Island Lawsuits Challenge Local Cooperation with Federal Immigration Agents

Monday, February 05, 2018

A cluster of new lawsuits in Nassau and Suffolk challenge whether state law allows local law enforcement to hold immigrants wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Mother-Daughter Love for Judy Blume

Monday, February 05, 2018

The iconic YA novelist turns 80 this month, but her writing feels as fresh as ever to the young girls just discovering it.

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Judge Scolds Trump Again in Brooklyn DACA Case

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A federal judge in Brooklyn had more harsh words for the President during a hearing that challenges the decision to end DACA, the program that protects young undocumented immigrants. 

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Why Corey Johnson, New York's 35-Year-Old City Council Speaker, Keeps Rising

Monday, January 29, 2018

He's using his eventful life story to do it.

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ICE Renews Apparent Crackdown on Indonesian Christians in NJ

Thursday, January 25, 2018

At least two men were arrested on Thursday morning and a third sought sanctuary with fellow Indonesian Christians at a Highland Park Church.

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Sanctuary for Immigrants: Hugely Symbolic, Rarely Used

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The implications are substantial for both the immigrant seeking a safe haven, and the houses of worship providing it.

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Congestion Pricing Proposal Dividing City Leaders

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Queens leaders clashed with public transit advocates near the Queensboro Bridge over the Governor's congestion pricing proposal — an early skirmish into what could be a nasty fight.

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Comptroller Says Access-A-Ride Complaints Go Unchecked

Sunday, January 21, 2018

City Comptroller Scott Stringer issued a scathing report, saying the MTA fails to investigate complaints about paratransit in a timely manner, if at all.

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Immigration Activist Ravi Ragbir Will Fight Deportation Closer to Home

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The federal government has agreed to move Ragbir from a detention center in Florida to one in New York, as he continues his legal challenge.

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Still Too High? Marijuana Arrests Barely Budge in NYC

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Arrests for smoking and possessing marijuana in New York City stagnated in 2017, disappointing public defenders and drug reform advocates who want to decriminalize those activities.

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