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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

Two Floridas? The Case For A Split State



South Miami officials want to break Florida into two states. They claim Tallahassee isn’t addressing the challenge of climate change. Central Florida is caught in the cross hairs – half of the region would fall into the state of “North Florida”, and the other half in “South Florida”.


Space Day 2015 Chair Andy Allen stands in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. Photo: Amy Green, WMFE

Space Advocates Go To Tallahassee



Space industry advocates are lobbying lawmakers in Tallahassee today. One of their goals is for the state to encourage more private companies to come to Florida.


Intersection: Constitution Green



When is a tree more than just a tree? What’s the price of preservation? How do you balance progress and ecology? 90.7’s Matthew Peddie joins news director Catherine Welch, Eric Rollings from the Soil and Water Conservation Board and Gregg Logan from the real estate consulting firm RCLCO to talk about the fate of the old oak tree on Constitution Green in Orlando.




Middle School Supporters Lobby Orange County Commission



Backers of a middle school in East Orange County will deliver 2,800 letters of support to the county commission today. They say the school’s needed to relieve overcrowding- but many homeowners don’t want it.


Orlando Veterans Memorial Park. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Report: Homeless Vet Population in Central Florida Tumbles



The number of homeless veterans in Central Florida has fallen dramatically in the last four years. According to a report released Wednesday, the number of homeless veterans in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties went from 690 to about 300.



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