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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



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How Veterans Transition To Civilian Life



Military service is difficult and demanding, but the transition to civilian life can be just as tough. According to a Pew Research study, more than a quarter of returning services members said their re-entry was difficult.


Florida Drone Law Aims To Protect Privacy



A new law restricts drone photography of private property in Florida without written consent of the owner. But Central Florida drone operators say it might not do much to curb nuisance drone use.


Creative Village Starts With A Bus Line



The developer of Creative Village says he will move ahead with the project for downtown Orlando even if state funding fails to materialize.  Today’s official groundbreaking was for bus service providing a link to the heart of the city.


One of the buses used on the Lymmo routes. Photo: Lynx

New Orlando Bus Route Breaks Ground



Creative Village is breaking ground this afternoon on what Orlando city officials are calling the development’s first piece of horizontal infrastructure. The city is extending Lymmo- the free bus service- with a new route through Parramore.





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