Catherine WelchNews Director
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Catherine Welch is news director at WMFE. Before moving to Florida she was news director at Rhode Island Public Radio. Previous roles as news director include WHQR in Wilmington NC and KBIA in Columbia MO. Catherine has won several regional Edward R. Murrow awards and awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc., New England AP, North Carolina Press Association, Missouri Press Association and Missouri Broadcasters Association. In 2009 she was part of an NPR series on America’s Battalion out of Camp Lejeune, NC following Marine families during the battalion’s deployment to southern Afghanistan. Catherine got her start in radio at her family’s radio station in Florida with her weekly jazz show "Catherine Keeping You Company." Her very first interview with Cab Calloway remains the strangest one she’s ever done, and she will gladly tell you the story should you ask. Before joining the public radio family, Catherine worked in television at KTVU in Oakland, CA and at the cable technology network formerly known as TechTV.
Recent Stories from Catherine Welch
The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness will conduct a count next week of homeless youths in the region. The goal is to get a sense of just how many teens in central Florida are living on the street.
Orange County will be rolling out new bear-resistant trash cans to residents who live in neighborhoods where bears are known to visit.
Vice President Mike Pence spoke with Puerto Ricans in Orlando Thursday ahead of his trip to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Friday.
A new study finds there are 12,000 homeless students in central Florida. In Orange County there’s a system in place to help these students.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer says news of the Las Vegas shooting took him back to the morning of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — In the wake of Hurricane Irma, homeless people and their advocates in Florida are complaining that some were turned away from shelters, separated from other evacuees via yellow wristbands, or otherwise ill-treated during the crisis.
The Federal Reserve is making moves that could affect interest rates on mortgages. 90.7’s Catherine Welch checked in with economic analyst Hank Fishkind for his take on what The Fed is doing with “quantitative easing.”
If kids with ADHD are wiggling in the classroom or while doing homework, does it mean they’re not learning? Mark Rapport is director of the Children’s Learning Clinic at UCF. His research, dubbed “squirm to learn,” finds wiggling may actually help kids learn.
Estimates on the economic impact of Hurricane Irma are coming in at anywhere from $35 billion to $70 billion.
The St. Johns Riverkeeper says she’s seeing record setting flooding along the river in the wake of Hurricane Irma.