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:

To Get Approved for Asylum, Some Immigrants Head to the Psychologist

Monday, October 15, 2018

A single psychological evaluation can mean the difference between freedom and deportation.

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For a Guatemalan Teen in Brooklyn, the Path to Asylum Has Narrowed

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Like thousands of Central American kids who crossed the U.S. border, 18-year-old Melvin wants asylum. But he arrived just as the Trump Administration made that process harder.

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Queens Man Continues Search for His Autistic Twin Brother

Sunday, October 07, 2018

David Gonzalez said his 32-year-old brother, Peter, is emotionally disturbed and nonverbal. He went missing on Oct. 2.

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Queens Honors LGBT Icon Ms. Colombia

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Ms. Colombia — aka Osvaldo Gomez — was a New York City fixture and opened her heart to the people of Queens.

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Hudson County Wants to Stop Holding ICE Detainees. Where Will They Go?

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Two California counties recently ended contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the different ways they played out could be informative for Hudson.


At Season's Close, Citi Field's New Announcer Reflects on Her First Year at the Mic

Monday, October 01, 2018

Marysol Castro is the first woman and Latina to be a stadium announcer in all of Major League Baseball.


Refugee Admissions From Muslim Nations Plummet in NY and NJ, and Double From Russia

Monday, October 01, 2018

Just one Iraqi arrived in New York and no Syrians resettled in New Jersey last year, a big drop from the previous year. The number of Russian refugees doubled in the two states.

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Young Activists Rally for Tighter Gun Laws Ahead of Midterm Elections

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Young anti-gun violence activists marked one year since the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history with a rally in New York City.

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A Steady Rise in Immigrants, Revenue at Orange County Jail

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The jail in Goshen is one of five local facilities that detain immigrants, and it's holding more of them during the Trump Administration, just not as many as those in NJ.


Gov. Murphy Calls for Bergen County Sheriff’s Resignation, After Racist Remarks Caught on Tape

Thursday, September 20, 2018

On the recording, Sheriff Saudino criticizes Murphy's diversity agenda, saying it will "let the blacks come in," and that Attorney General Grewal was appointed "because of his turban."

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No Family Contact Visits Allowed: Life for Immigrants at Bergen County Jail

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The sheriff who runs the jail only allows lawyers to meet with ICE detainees in person. He's solely responsible for contracting with ICE and stands firmly behind the decision.

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Bronx Nonprofit Leader Charged Almost $39K for Scamming Immigrants

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The City's Department of Consumer Affairs was seeking $1.3 million from Carlos Davila for selling phony ID cards to immigrants, but he was ultimately fined much less.

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Signal Delays Disrupted Subways Almost Every Day in August, Advocates Say

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Riders Alliance looked at the MTA's own alerts to find the problem on all but Aug. 23, and even that day had issues.

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Moms Sue Family Court Over Delays in Child Support

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A lawsuit claims New York's Family Court routinely allows child support cases to drag out, putting families in financial peril. 

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Deal to Kick ICE Out of Hudson County Jail Now On Ice

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Freeholders will not vote, as planned, Thursday night on ending a lucrative contract with ICE to detain immigrants at its county jail by 2020.


Do Immigrants Get a Fair Day in Court When It's by Video?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Detained immigrants no longer go to court in person in New York City. Instead, they remain jailed in a detention center and participate by video monitor.


Last Minute Fights Emerge in NY Governor's Race

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Challenger Cynthia Nixon accused Gov. Cuomo of rushing a bridge opening to get votes. And Cuomo denied knowing anything about a campaign mailer that associates Nixon with anti-semitism. 

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City Councilman Wants to Ban Contracts with ICE Enforcement, but There Aren't Any

Thursday, September 06, 2018

With Hudson County, New Jersey moving to cancel its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the New York City Council wants to send a similar message. 


Hudson County Will Stop Detaining Immigrants for ICE

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The agency will get booted from a local jail in New Jersey, following pressure from immigrant advocates.

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Gov. Murphy Pledged, But Hasn't Delivered, Funds for Immigrants

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Advocates want to know: Why has it taken so long for New Jersey's Democratic governor to pay out $2.1 million to provide legal help for detained immigrants?

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