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Matthew Peddie

Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario.

After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby matches, and his work has taken him as far south as Scott Base Antarctica.

Since joining the WMFE news room in 2012, Matthew has covered elections, high profile criminal trials and rocket launches. As host of Intersection he interviews the news makers, politicians, and other individuals who make Central Florida unique.



Recent Stories from Matthew Peddie



Paula White. Photo: Kamau360 via Wikimedia Commons.

Intersection: Central Florida Preacher Paula White & Donald Trump



One of the attendees at the inauguration is Apopka preacher Paula White. White’s a friend of the president elect: Politico described her as his “God Whisperer”. We talk to 90.7’s Amy Green and religion writer Mark Pinsky about their reporting on Paula White and what kind of influence she could wield on the next president.


Florida Trump Volunteer Looks Ahead To First Hundred Days



A St. Augustine volunteer for Donald Trump’s campaign says he’s excited to see the 45th president take office. Derek Hankerson worked on the Trump campaign in North Florida and was Washington this morning to see his candidate take the oath of office.


President-elect Donald Trump. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Intersection: Donald Trump’s Inauguration



Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, and critics and allies alike are waiting to see if he carries his campaign style into governing. Michelle Ertel and Earnest DeLoach join us to talk about the inauguration and the first 100 days of the new administration.


Reno Musatto on the dock of his Chuluota record label, Lakehouse Records. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection Sessions: Lakehouse Records



Reno Musatto dreamed of being a rockstar as a kid growing up in Kansas. Now the blues drummer helps other musicians turn their dreams into records- from his lakeside record label.




E-Turn performing at WMFE. Photo: Abe Aboraya, WMFE

Intersection Sessions: E-Turn



Orlando hip hop artist E-Turn grew up in Florida, listening to artists like Ludacris, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. But she would also listen to her father’s classical Persian singing, and she says you can hear those influences in her music.


Tinker Field Original Interior. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Intersection: Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy In Central Florida



Tinker Field, the site of the historic baseball stadium in Orlando, is where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech in 1964. But in the shadow of Camping World Stadium, how best to preserve the legacy of this moment in Civil Rights history? And what does civil rights in Central Florida look like today? We talk about Dr. King’s legacy with Julian Chambliss and L, Ronald Durham.


Ben Carson speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: Gage Skidmore, via Flickr

Former HUD Secretary Assistant Says Carson Well Suited To Postion



Ben Carson faced questions on Capitol Hill Thursday about his qualifications to run the department of Housing and Urban Development. But a political organizer who helped run president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign in North Florida says Dr. Carson’s personal experience makes him a good pick for the job.


Lynx Central Station. Photo: Miosotis Jade, via Wikimedia Commons

Lynx Adds Free WiFi To Buses



No data plan? No problem. That’s the message from Lynx to its bus passengers. The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority is offering free WiFi in all 300 of its buses.



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