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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

Photo: Tim Dodd

The Everyday Astronaut



It started with a space suit, a bit of imagination and a near-death experience.


Intersection: Pulse Calls, The Center’s Responce & D’Andrea Pelletier



It’s nearly six months since the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, the worst mass shooting in modern US history. 90.7 News has been reporting on the story from day one- and on today’s program, we’re taking a look at the narrative that’s emerged from that night from the viewpoint of those who listened to the tragedy unfold: the 911 dispatchers.






Intersection: Volusia’s New Sheriff, Stealth Learning At The Science Center, & Orlando’s Ballet



On January 1, Mike Chitwood takes over as Volusia County sheriff. He’s been the chief of police in Daytona Beach for 10 years. As sheriff he’ll oversee law enforcement in a growing, and increasingly diverse county and he says he wants his deputies to reflect that diversity. Chitwood sits down with Intersection to talk about how he plans to engage with the community and back up deputies as they answer calls.


Rendering of the CYGNSS satellite in orbit. Photo: NASA/JPL

Have You Ever Seen (Through) The Rain?



A fleet of 8 toaster-oven sized satellites are heading to orbit with the task of seeing through rain. NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System will measure wind speeds in the tropics to better understand cyclones and hurricanes. And it does this in a pretty interesting way: using left-over GPS signals beamed down to earth.


Intersection: Cuba, Simulation and Songwriter ‘Nature’



Fidel Castro’s death set off mourning in Cuba and celebration and calls for democracy from Miami’s Cuban population. Castro had been out of the spotlight for a decade, handing the reigns over to his brother Raul. So what does a post-Castro Cuba mean for those who fled the regime and made a home in Florida? And with a new Republican administration taking over January 20th, what of America’s detente with Cuba and the Sunshine State’s relationship to the Island?




Brothers Isaac and Jacob Matthew show off a photo album of STEM related activities they’ve participated in with the Orange County Library System. Photo: Brendan Byrne

NASA Taps Orange County Library For New Recruits



Future NASA astronauts or engineers may come from your local library. The space administration is looking to the Orange County Library System for new recruits and the chance to create a more diverse workforce in the fields of science and engineering.





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