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Catherine Welch

Catherine Welch

News Director

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

Fishkind: What The Disney Property Tax Ruling Means

Disney won its case against the Orange County Property Appraiser over how much it should pay in property taxes for one of its hotels. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind talks with news director Catherine Welch about the ripple effect the ruling could have on property owners.

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20,000 Lose Power In Puerto Rico Storm

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials in Puerto Rico say more than 20,000 customers have lost power due to the remnants of Hurricane Beryl, which is hitting the island with rains and gusty winds.

Education Desk: When Working Adults Pursue A Diploma

The Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees for working adults through evening classes. Last month, 294 graduates received their diploma. From our Education Desk, 90.7’s Catherine Welch talked with the Holt School’s Director of Student and Faculty engagement Erik Kenyon about the challenges these students overcome while pursuing their degree.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Reflects On Pulse Two Years Later

It’s been two years since the Pulse nightclub shooting. 90.7’s Catherine Welch caught up with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and they start their conversation with how the mayor thinks Orlando has changed in the last two years.