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:

Immigration Activist Ravi Ragbir Heads Back to Court

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The New Sanctuary Coalition leader claims the government is targeting him for speaking out against its immigration policies, in violation of his First Amendment rights. 

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Three Friends and the Rise of Sikh Political Power

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla and his brother Amardeep Singh came of age together at the same temple in Glen Rock.

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Blake Morris in Search of Progressive Brooklyn Voters, One Door Knock at a Time

Monday, August 13, 2018

Morris is waging a primary challenge against Simcha Felder — the state senator's first in six years.

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Newark Police Turn Over Undocumented Immigrant to ICE

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Despite its status as a sanctuary city, Newark police are believed to have cooperated with ICE to detain Daniel Castro, an undocumented immigrant with no criminal record.

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MTA to Hold Public Meeting on Environmental Impact of L Train Shutdown

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Following a federally-mandated review of the mitigation plans, the MTA will discuss those and other concerns at a public meeting Monday night.

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How Trump's Quota Plan Could Punish New York's Immigration Judges

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The administration is trying to make the immigration courts more efficient with quotas for judges. But New York's wouldn't meet the mark.

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Jacobi Still Under Water Restrictions After Legionnaires' Scare

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The major Bronx hospital is strictly using bottled water, among other precautions, as the water supply is treated and tested.

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This Is No Typical Lemonade Stand

Sunday, July 29, 2018

About a dozen young school kids were selling $1 cups of lemonade in Columbus Circle on Sunday to raise money for migrant children and the homeless.

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Power Restored at NYC Housing Complex Where 46 Buildings Lost Electricity

Sunday, July 29, 2018

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Starrett City residents said it's not unusual for one building to lose power for a few minutes during the summer, but not all 46 buildings for several hours.

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Missing Information and Chaos as Migrant Kids in New York Are Reunified with Parents

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Attorneys worry that some children who were sent to rejoin their parents may have to stay in detention centers again, even if it's only in the short term.

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Two NY Lawyers Describe Chaos of Reuniting Migrant Children With Parents

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Attorneys Eve Stotland and Kaavya Viswanathan of The Door say several of their young clients likely won't be reunified in time for Thursday's court-ordered deadline.

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Nadler Calls for Jailing Trump Officials if They Don’t Reunite Migrant Families

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Sunday that top administration officials who fail to comply with court orders should face consequences. 

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What It's Like to Represent a Six-Year-Old in Immigration Court

Thursday, July 19, 2018

About 25 children appeared in Judge Zagzoug's courtroom Thursday, including Leo, who's mom was deported back to Guatemala after they were separated at the southwest border.

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Guatemalan Family Reunites in New York City

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pao was separated from her daughter and detained in Arizona. She traveled cross country with help from strangers. Now she's here, reunited with her husband and daughter. 

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For Hundreds of Detained Migrants, Next Stop: Albany

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

More than 300 migrants have been moved to the Albany County jail in recent weeks from other detention centers in the U.S. 

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Chants of 'Vive la France!' Erupt Around NYC After World Cup Victory

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Fans of runner-up Croatia, pleased their team got as far as it did, happily honked cars around Queens and shouted a chant of their own: Hrvatska!

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NY Providers Say What They Can About Migrant Children in Their Care

Thursday, July 12, 2018

At a City Council hearing, some of the agencies providing federal foster care for children separated from their parents at the U.S. border took a defensive posture.

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In Surprise Vote, Hudson County Renews Contract With ICE To Detain Immigrants

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The county will collect about $35 million as part of President Trump's aggressive immigration enforcement policies.

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Only a Few Young Migrant Children Reunite With Parents in NYC

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Despite a court order, not all children under the age of five who had been sent to New York after being separated from their families were reunited on time.

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Under Trump, Democratic New Jersey Counties Cash in on Detaining Immigrants

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The amount of ICE money sent to Bergen, Essex and Hudson Counties increased 46 percent since 2015, and now totals more than $150 million. 

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