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Brendan Byrne

Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

As Producer for Intersection, Brendan Byrne is responsible for the production of WMFE’s weekly news and in-depth conversation show.

When not working on Intersection, he covers news from the Space Coast.

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

Orlando Police Headquarters. Photo: Catherine Welch

Intersection: Taking Care Of Cops, UCF’s Bug Closet, and Sister Honey’s Bakery



New body camera footage shows the chaos and devastation first responders faced when responding to the Pulse nightclub shooting. After witnessing such an event, how do police cope with the stress, horror and chaos? Plus a visit to the “Bug Closet,” a collection of more than a half-a-million creepy crawlers at UCF. And how one local baker turned her mother’s recipes into a thriving business – one slice of coconut cake at a time.




CAD drawing of Mars 2020. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech

They See Me Rovin’



Before we send humans to Mars, we’re exploring the red planet with rovers. NASA reached a critical milestone in the development of the Mars 2020 rover, set to launch in two years.








Craig Pittman, author of

Intersection: Alzheimer’s Help, Congressional Primaries & “Oh, Florida!”



40 percent of caregivers taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia will die before their loved one if they don’t take care of themselves. A staggering statistic, but there’s help. Plus, it’s time to start paying attention to the Congressional Primary races. Our political analysts take a look at the 9th, 10th, and 11th districts . And, the zany “Florida Man” is spotted in headlines across the nation — but what makes the sunshine state ripe for strange news stories? “






Baby Got Boosters



NASA wants to head to Mars. To do that, they’re developing a brand new rocket. But just leaving the Earth’s gravity requires a huge amount of thrust. So the hammer that’s going to launch astronauts to Mars are two Solid Rocket Boosters.



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