Brendan ByrneSpace Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer
- Twitter: @SpaceBrendan
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
It started with a space suit, a bit of imagination and a near-death experience.
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.
The WGS-8 satellite is an upgrade to a constellation of communications satellites operated by the US military.
Spring resupply mission launches from Florida’s Space Coast, not the usual Wallops, Virginia for Orbital OTK.
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.
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.
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?
Aldrin’s manager says the former astronaut has fluid in his lungs, but is recovering well after a successful medical evacuation to New Zealand.
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.
NASA is asking the public for help solving a problem of long-duration space flight: What to do with poo?