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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

One Solution To Affordable Housing: Build Small

Finding affordable housing can be a big challenge, but the answer may be to build small- and fast. Tim McKinney of United Global Outreach and Bill Ford from New Dignity Homes talk about a project to bring small homes to Bithlo in Orange County.

Coming soon to 17-92: Orange Barrels. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE

17-92 Drivers Brace For Construction

Driver who use 17-92 to get to work: get ready for orange cones and bulldozers starting this month. A four mile stretch of 17-92 – the so-called spine of Seminole County- is getting widened. Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Olson explains what the project will mean for commuters. 

Michael Roggio at the Oviedo Aquatic Center. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE

Former Navy Rescue Swimmer Prepares For Invictus Games

Michael Roggio is one of the athletes competing in next week’s Invictus Games- for injured, sick and wounded service men and women. Roggio was a Navy rescue swimmer before an accident left him with a broken neck.

Liz Shuler. Photo: Bill Burke / Page One  copyright AFL-CIO via Wikimedia Commons

Labor Issues Important To Florida Voters, Says Union

The secretary-treasurer of the national AFL-CIO says labor issues like equal pay for women will help drive Florida voters to the polls in November. Liz Shuler is moderating a forum aimed at young working women in Orlando this evening.

Indian River Lagoon. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Signs Of New Algal Bloom In Indian River Lagoon

Weeks after a massive fish die off in the Indian River Lagoon, there are signs of a new algal bloom. Scientists think the fish kill last month was linked to the collapse of an algal bloom.

Photo: Carli Segelson, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Indian Harbor Beach Mulls Coyote Feeding Ban

Indian Harbor Beach is considering a ban on coyote feeding. City council members will discuss the proposal at tonight’s council meeting. The city has been grappling with a coyote problem since the start of the year.

Dick Batchelor & Chris Carmody

Intersection: The Lagoon, The Economy & The Senate Race

Today on Intersection – a conversation with 90.7’s environmental reporter Amy Green, who’s been reporting on the health of the Indian River Lagoon all this week. Later in the program, an update on how the commercial space industry is helping boost the Brevard County economy. And political analysts Dick Batchelor and Chris Carmody join the program to talk about Florida’s US Senate race.

AUDIO: DeBary Mayor Responds To Open Records Controversy

The city of Debary is suing its own mayor. The city wants Clint Johnson to turn over surveys and receipts relating to a state of the city address. The Mayor called into Intersection Friday to address the lawsuit, and the allegations he’s not operating under Sunshine laws.

Intersection: Friday News Round Table

Gwen Graham says she’s ‘seriously considering’ a run for Governor in 2018. Brevard County dog owners at least some of them want to bring their dogs to the beach. And DeBary votes to sue its mayor.