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:
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Temps reached 99 degrees at JFK Airport on Saturday and Sunday, and heat index values were near 110 degrees. By Sunday evening, Con Ed was dealing with power outages.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
No police officers have been charged in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. But NYPD leadership says many of its strategies for policing has evolved.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The struggle to reform police practices drags on for generations of activists outraged by how officers treat African Americans.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The officer who appeared to apply a banned chokehold on Eric Garner five years ago remains on the force, and it's a flashpoint for Mayor, and presidential candidate, Bill de Blasio.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
New York City braced for immigration raids that didn’t come to pass on Sunday.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Potentially hundreds of visas promised to Yemeni citizens have been revoked. The State Department says not so.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Against a national backdrop of family separations and a border crisis, Speaker Pelosi indicated that Democrats were aligning more closely with immigrants.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
New numbers show sharp declines in refugee admissions in New York and New Jersey: 52 percent and 32 percent, respectively.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
After almost three decades of leadership by former Queens DA Richard Brown, the seven challengers running to replace him are competing to showcase their progressive credentials.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
There are more than 25 million refugees across the world, many of them escaping war, famine and natural disasters. A select few manage to turn their experiences into art.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Legislation in Albany would make changes to the state's registry of child neglect cases — one that's easy to get on, hard to get off and entraps mostly poor families of color.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Many undocumented immigrants live and work on eastern Long Island. They're hoping the Democratic-led legislature approves drivers licenses for them, but it's not a done deal.
Monday, June 03, 2019
Bergen County's sheriff says his jail will allow immigrant detainees to have physical contact with their visitors within two weeks.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Omar Helalat has spent more than a year at an ICE detention center outside Buffalo, even though charges against him were dropped. His lawyer claims that’s unconstitutional.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Hundreds waited in lines of more than an hour to ride ferries to Rockaway Beach Sunday.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Former Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned after he was caught on tape making racist remarks. Now, Republicans have asked him to campaign and fundraise for them.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Dany Manzanarez Gomez was moved by the cries of immigrant children separated from their parents at the border — a pain she once knew herself.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Meet the new judges working in New York City's immigration court under the Trump administration's higher caseload demands and stricter asylum rules.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
A children's author has taken it on the chin online for her religious kids book extolling vaccines. But at an event in the middle of a measles-hit neighborhood, she draws supporters.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
A flurry of TV shows put Muslims at the center of their own stories. And behind the scenes, women screenwriters who grew up in immigrant communities are often leading this shift.