Matthew PeddieHost of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director
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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
An Orlando doctor manning a volunteer medical tent on the national mall says it’s a lot less crowded than the last two inaugurations he attended. Dr. Adam Benzing is working as a medical volunteer at his third presidential inauguration.
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.
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.
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 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.
The manhunt that had Orlando on edge for more than a week ended Tuesday night as police arrested Markeith Loyd.
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, 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 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.
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.