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
Thanksgiving weekend is all about gathering at home with family and friends. But what about those who don’t have a home? Today on Intersection- three Central Floridians who are helping the homeless- in different ways.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will dedicate a new cemetery in Brevard County this afternoon. Construction of the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims began in March.
Florida lawmakers, residents and Presidential candidates respond to the Paris attacks. These stories and more with the Orlando Weekly’s Erin Sullivan, Frank Torres with the Orlando Political Observer, and Maria Padilla with Orlando Latino blog.
Puerto Rico’s worsening economy is driving big numbers of Puerto Ricans to Central Florida in search of a better life. For new arrivals from the island it can be tough to find work, somewhere to live and learning to navigate the US political system.
Pitbull- Mr Worldwide has a contract to promote Florida- but Visit Florida says it can’t reveal how much he’s being paid. GOP presidential hopefuls come to Orlando for the Sunshine Summit. And Orlando Sentinel reporter Rene Stutzman talks about here reporting on a just published series about the use of force at the Orlando Police Department.
The claymation classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer debuted on TV over 50 years ago- but it translates to the stage too. 90.7’s Nicole Creston spoke to the Orlando Repertory Theater’s Artistic Director Jeff Revels and Marketing Manager Ashley Willsey about bringing the beloved TV special to the stage, and how children with special sensory needs can enjoy this performance.
Republican presidential candidates are in Orlando for the Florida GOP’s Sunshine Summit. Two candidates who’ve sparred in recent primary debates are former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and South Florida Senator Marco Rubio. C-SPAN’s politics executive producer Steve Scully tells 90.7’s Matthew Peddie the summit gives Rubio and Bush a chance to connect with supporters in their home state.
Florida lawmakers and space industry experts are hailing a senate bill aimed at boosting the commercial space industry. Key parts of the bill include extending the life of the International Space Station- and laying out rules for asteroid mining.
Central Florida is home to veterans of wars from the 20th Century, including the Korean War, through to modern day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. This week on Intersection, veterans talk about going from the front lines to civilian life.
Orlando re-elected Mayor Buddy Dyer on Tuesday night. Meanwhile UCF’s plans for a downtown campus got a boost from Orange County, with commissioners approving 3 million in funding. The theme park wars spill into I- Drive, with a stand- off over plans for a big rollercoaster. And an elementary school’s plan for a STEM night draws criticism from supporters of girls in science.