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Brendan Byrne

Brendan Byrne

Program and Online Content Producer

As Program 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 enjoys covering 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 and pursue a degree in Political Science.

He began working at WMFE as a college intern where he discovered his love for public radio.



Recent Stories from Brendan Byrne

Engineers test Orion's parachutes earlier this year. Photo: NASA

NASA Puts Orion Parachutes To The Test



NASA plans to put the Orion spacecraft’s parachutes to the test, but not all the chutes will deploy – and that’s what engineers want.


Jeff Bezos at Blue Origin’s launch facility in West Texas. Photo: Blue Origin

Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos To Visit Space Coast



Amazon.com CEO and founder of private space company Blue Origin is heading to Cape Canaveral. His “significant announcement” next month could mean more launches from Florida’s space coast.




In Shadow Of Citrus Bowl, Savvy Residents Sell Parking Spots



During any event downtown, parking is a bear. Even though the city of Orlando is building new sports and entertainment venues – parking remains a hot commodity. That led some business savvy residents of the Parramore neighborhood to cash in on the city’s lack of spots. But does the practice represents a darker side of development in the community?








During a 535-second test on July 17, 2015, operators ran the RS-25 through a series of power levels, including a period of firing at 109 percent of the engine’s rated power. Photo: NASA

NASA Tests SLS Engine, Could Take Astronauts To Mars



NASA’s testing out an engine that will one day carry astronauts to Mars. The RS-25 engine is one of four that will power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry the Orion capsule to deep space destinations like Mars.


U.S. Women's National team heads to the Citrus Bowl October 25. Photo: US Soccer

Women’s National Soccer Team To Central Florida, Orlando City Eye Playoffs



The Citrus Bowl will host the US Women’s National Soccer team – the same team that won the World Cup last month. They’re traveling the nation on their victory tour and will take on the Brazilian national team in a friendly contest. Is Orlando becoming the soccer capital of the south?





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