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
All this week we’re looking into Florida’s public records as a way to highlight Sunshine Week. This morning, we dig into how the criminal justice system handles people with mental illness.
The University of Central Florida’s board of trustees has signed off on a compensation package for the next university president.
For 45 years, Anthony traveled the U.S. relentlessly, stumping for women’s rights. She endured ridicule, was hanged in effigy and faced many horrid meals on the road. Nevertheless, she persisted.
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Parkland’s historians and city officials are aiming to save mementos left at the vast makeshift shrines in the aftermath of a Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — All eyes are now on Republican Gov. Rick Scott to see if he’ll sign the Florida legislature’s narrowly approved response to last month’s high school massacre of 17 people, a measure that isn’t what he called for, falls short of what survivors demanded and challenges National Rifle Association orthodoxy.
Florida lawmakers have crafted a budget that needs to be wrapped up on Friday. That’s when the legislative session ends. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind and news director Catherine Welch sat down to talk about how last-minute gun proposals would fit into the budget.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Students attending a Florida high school where 17 people were shot and killed may be exempt from the state’s high-stakes standardized tests.
There have been at least 15 arrests in Volusia County related to school threats since the Parkland school shooting on Valentine’s Day. Sheriff Mike Chitwood said those arrested have been charged with felonies.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A proposed rule requiring Florida nursing homes to have backup power in the event of an outage advanced Tuesday in the Florida Legislature.
Sanford Burnham will return millions of dollars to the state after failing to meet requirements laid out in an incentive deal.