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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

Intersection: Nursing Home Deaths, “Ask Me Another” & Hip Hop Artist Niko Is



After residents at a nursing home in South Florida died following a power outage at a South Florida nursing home the state suspended the nursing home’s license. A criminal investigation’s been launched and now Florida Governor Rick Scott’s ordered nursing homes and assisted living facilities to get back up generators. But questions remain: who bears the blame and how do you protect nursing home residents during a disaster?


This artist’s concept shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft passing by Earth.
Photo: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Arizona

Asteroid-bound Spacecraft Slingshots Past Earth



A spacecraft on its way to an asteroid will zoom by Earth Friday, using the planet’s gravity to slingshot it closer to its final destination after launching from Cape Canaveral last year.






Intersection: Florida’s Power Grid, Post-Irma Flooding & Rebuilding Better After The Storm



https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/091917_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMillions of Floridians were without power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Crews at utility companies across the state worked feverishly to get customers back up and running, but some may remain without power for weeks to come. On today’s program, we’ll take a look at what knocked out Florida’s power grid, and what it takes to protect it from the devastation of storms. Then, a wet summer coupled with …


Intersection: Rebuilding Better After Irma



This week, homeowners are likely tackling repairs to their homes. How do you pick the best contractor for the job and avoid losing money?


The parking lot is flooded at Doctors Lake Marina in Orange Park.
Photo: Lindsay Kilbride, WJCT

Intersection: Why Florida Floods



More than a week after the storm, officials are keeping a watchful eye on rivers throughout the state, including the St. John’s River, worried about flooding. So why is Florida so flood-prone? And how do we stop the rising water in the state?


The Florida Power and Light plant at Riviera Beach, circa 1947. Photo: State Library and Archives of Florida

Intersection: Protecting Florida’s Power Grid From Devastating Storms



Millions of Floridians were without power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Crews at utility companies across the state worked feverishly to get customers back up and running, but some may remain without power for weeks to come. So what knocked out Florida’s power grid? And what it takes to protect it from the devastation of future storms?


Tornadoes took this tree down in Indialantic. Photo: Catherine Welch

Gov. Scott Signs Insurance Emergency Order



Florida homeowners have more time to update their insurance policies. Governor Rick Scott signed an emergency order to help homeowners in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.





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