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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





Freshman Lawmakers React To Virginia Shooting



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.




Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee. Source: WikiMedia Commons

With Time Running Out, Florida Legislature Remains Split



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.




Orlando A Hot Spot For The Memorial Day Weekend



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.




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Bad Meat Blamed For Greyhound’s Death



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.





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