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 confederate statue known as Johnny Reb started its move out of Lake Eola Tuesday. The statue is being moved to the city’s cemetery.
Hundreds of requests are flowing into Seminole County for discounted bear-resistant trash cans.
NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to freshman lawmakers, Republican Paul Mitchell and Democrat Val Demings, as they process the morning events, when a gunman injured six at a congressional baseball practice.
Sea World has welcomed its first baby walrus. The baby walrus was born June 3rd, and it’s the first calf for mom Kaboodle.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators are supposed to finish their work this week, but it’s not clear if top Republican can reach a deal on school spending and an overhaul of the state’s economic development programs.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has chosen 12 new astronauts from its biggest pool of applicants ever.
Get ready to welcome a whole lot of tourists this weekend as Orlando tops AAA’s destination list for the Memorial Day weekend. Orlando beat London, Las Vegas and New York for what’s turning out to be a robust travel weekend.
Florida’s jobless rate dropped again in April to 4.5 percent. That’s the lowest it’s been since September of 2010.
Bad meat is the apparent cause of death for a greyhound at the Seminole-Orlando Kennel Club. The meat also made 72 other greyhounds sick.
A Volusia County circuit judge has ruled that there were legal grounds for DeBary to oust its former mayor. But that doesn’t mean the legal fight is over.