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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











Yellow Wristbands, Segregation For Florida Homeless In Irma



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.


Fishkind Conversations: What’s Up With Quantitative Easing?



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.”


The Education Desk: How Wiggling Helps ADHD Kids Learn



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.







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