Brendan ByrneSpace Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer
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Brendan covers the space beat for WMFE, reporting on rocket launches from Florida's Space Coast to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He host's WMFE's space exploration podcast "Are We There Yet?"
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
Florida’s Space Coast is roaring back to life. Nearly a decade after the shuttle was retired, we’re on the brink of a new age of space exploration that leverages commercial and academic partnerships to send humans farther into the solar system than ever before.
It has been 14 months since NASA has had a permanent administrator. NASA engineer Robert Lightfoot has been acting director but says he will retire next month.
The second day of the Noor Salman trial focused heavily on testimony from two of the law enforcement officers who questioned Salman hours after the Pulse shooting.
https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/031618_INTERSECTION.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor more than a decade, Sunshine week has highlighted and celebrated public access to information. All this week WMFE has been been exploring how Florida’s sunshine laws work in a series called Here Comes the Sun. So how do freedom of information laws help reporters and you in Florida? We’ll talk to reporters and the First Amendment Foundation. Then, students from Orlando head to Puerto Rico for Spring Break. They’re …
All this week we’re looking into Florida’s public records as a way to highlight Sunshine Week. In part four of our series, 90.7’s Brendan Byrne took a look at the college faculty in the engineering field around the state.
The trial of the pulse gunman’s widow is underway after attorneys presented opening statements.
With a jury in place, opening statements begin Wednesday in the trial of the Pulse gunman’s widow.
A potential juror was excused in the Noor Salman trial after revealing a connection to the LGBTQ community. Salman is the widow of the Pulse gunman.
Orlando’s reaction to a verdict has been the focus on day five of jury selection in the trial of the Pulse gunman’s widow.
As the Noor Salman trial continues through jury selection the judge is focusing his questioning on Muslims and immigration.