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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

Orange County Elementary Schools Encouraged to Allow Recess

The Orange County School Board will encourage recess at elementary schools. The board approved a resolution Tuesday night to allow twenty minutes of recess on days when students don’t have physical education.

Creative Village is  the site of UCF's proposed  downtown Orlando campus. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE

UCF Downtown Campus Funds Vetoed

The University of Central Florida says it’s not giving up in its quest for a downtown Orlando campus, after Governor Rick Scott vetoed $15 million in state funding for the project.

Health News Florida: The Rising Tide Of HIV

There’s a rising tide of HIV infections in Florida and the people being diagnosed don’t fit into any one stereotype. But the same prejudices linger around HIV and those living with it. All this week, Health News Florida is bringing you stories of this new generation of people with HIV – and the efforts to slow this rising tide of infection. Health Reporter Abe Aboraya talks to 90.7’s Matthew Peddie about his work on the series.

I4 traffic. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

I 4 Ramp Closes As Ultimate Project Hits High Gear

Drivers using I4 to get into Orlando may have had to change their route this morning. The eastbound exit ramp to Ivanhoe Boulevard is closed down for good as construction on the Interstate hits high gear.

Film Incentives Fall At Final Hurdle

The state budget up for a vote Friday doesn’t include any language to extend film incentives- and industry leaders says jobs will leave Florida.

Decision Day Approaches For Jeb

Jeb Bush looks set to formally launch his presidential campaign. The former governor of Florida says he’ll make an announcement on June 15th.

Jeb Bush talks to the media at Governor Rick Scott's Economic Growth Summit. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Jeb Bush Says He’ll Be In To Win- If He Runs

Jeb Bush says if he gets in the race for president- it will be with the aim of winning, not just to make a point. The former governor of Florida was one of seven potential candidates for the Republican nomination speaking at a day-long economic summit.