Brendan ByrneSpace Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer
- Twitter: @SpaceBrendan
Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast
He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the sound of the program.
Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to Central Florida in 2005 to attend the University of Central Florida. He began working at WMFE as a college intern where he discovered his love for public radio.
Recent Stories from Brendan Byrne
A federal judge has thrown out the lawsuit filed by more than 50 survivors and victims’ families in the Pulse nightclub shooting.
Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson’s campaign is asking a federal court to give supervisors of elections more time to recount ballots as a Thursday deadline approaches to complete the recounts in Florida’s Senate, gubernatorial and agriculture commissioner races.
George Zimmerman was sentenced Tuesday to 12 months of probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor stalking charge. It is the closest Zimmerman has come to a conviction since the former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted in Trayvon Martin’s death.
The world’s largest amusement park and attractions trade show gets underway Tuesday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
The Nelson campaign is suing the Florida Department of State in an effort to count mail-in ballots that were postmarked before Election Day but not delivered before the polls closed Tuesday. An attorney for the campaign said it’s voter disenfranchisement, but the Scott campaign disagrees.
As a statewide recount of key races in the midterm election begins, Senator Nelson’s campaign is asking a federal court to look at the process of validating signatures of absentee and provisional ballots.
Florida election officials and candidates are preparing for a likely state-wide recount but not all of the ballots have been counted yet, and mail-in ballots are slowing down those efforts.
Ron DeSantis will be Florida’s next Governor. The Republican beat Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in a narrow victory.
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a 2001 Orlando murder case. Detectives used DNA evidence uploaded to the internet by the suspect’s relatives.
The Russian space agency said it found the cause of a launch abort for its Soyuz rocket last month. Roscosmos is planning on launching humans to the International Space Station again next month.