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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

The Juno spacecraft arrives at Jupiter later this year. Photo: NASA / Youtube

Intersection: What’s Up In Space?

90.7’s Space Reporter Brendan Byrne and Emilee Speck from Orlando Sentinel’s ‘Go For Launch Blog’ get us up to speed on what’s up in space exploration. And Bob Richards talks about his company ‘Moon Express’ and plans to explore the moon for valuable resources that will help explore farther destinations in our Solar System.

Intersection: Zika Virus Q&A

Zika has now reached Central Florida. Cases of the mosquito borne virus have surfaced in Osceola County, joining six other Florida counties. 90.7’s health reporter Abe Aboraya, Dr. Christopher Hunter and Dr. Federico Laham answer listeners’ questions on the Zika virus.

New Hampshire Key Primary State for Rubio, Bush

Marco Rubio’s solid third place in Iowa gave him momentum for Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary but made him the target of criticism from his rivals.  Rubio is polling second in New Hampshire, still well behind front runner Donald Trump, and the pressure is on.

Intersection: Friday News Round Table

Non-profit hospitals in Central Florida enjoy tax breaks, but should they? And a pair of gun bills are sailing through the Florida House of Representatives, but could hit the wall in the Senate.

Gardiner: Gun Bills Potentially “Stuck In Committee”

Two bills that would expand gun owners’ rights have passed the Florida House- but that could be as far as they’ll go. One of the bills would allow people with concealed weapons permits to openly carry their firearms. The other would allow licensed gun owners to carry their weapons on college campuses.

Intersection: Iowa Caucus & Florida Ballot Initatives

Voters in Iowa caucused last night and now the candidates are setting their sights on New Hampshire. And, the deadline to collect enough signatures to get a constitutional amendment on the Florida ballot for 2016 just passed. We’ll dig into two big issues facing Floridians in November: medical marijuana and solar power.

With Iowa In The Rear View Mirror, Jeb & Marco Eye New Hampshire

Iowans had their say last night on who they would like to be the next U.S. president. 90.7’s Matthew Peddie caught up with Adam Smith from the Tampa Bay Times for analysis of Iowa, and a look at what’s next for Florida’s presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.

Intersection: Friday News Round Table

The long, grueling presidential election is moving into the next phase. Also, Orange County residents have brand new trash bins, but many of them aren’t happy. And medical marijuana supporters net enough signatures to get an amendment on the ballot for November.

Image: Heart of Florida United Way Logo

Local Leaders Focus On Poverty

Local leaders, experts and educators are meeting in Orlando Friday morning to talk solutions to poverty.