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
Last week Governor Scott declared a state of emergency in seven Florida counties to combat the toxic green algae bloom caused by water discharges from Lake Okeechobee.
The leaders held a stunning joint press conference after speaking privately for about two hours.
Orlando Police say the department will limit the scope of photo databases used with facial recognition software it is testing. The Orlando Police Department is piloting the Amazon software called Rekognition to track people in real time on city cameras.
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.
The Orlando Police Department plans to continue testing facial recognition software that tracks people in real time on city cameras.
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.
The Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is urging the City of Orlando to stop using a facial recognition program with city surveillance cameras.
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.
The bells of First United Methodist Church rang 49 times as the names of those who died at the Pulse nightclub were read aloud.
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.