Matthew PeddieNews Manager and Host of WMFE's Intersection
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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.
A WMFE listener since his first visit to Orlando in 2002, Matthew is excited to be working in public radio covering general news and transportation issues here in Central Florida.
Recent Stories from Matthew Peddie
“Putting the singers up on the scaffolding- I love the idea of that wall of sound washing over the audience.”
Economic Commentator Hank Fishkind says the post-election outlook is sunny for Central Florida- at least for the next two years.
Republican Governor Rick Scott’s victory in a tight race against Charlie Crist, a Democrat, came down to two factors: turnout and the economy. That’s according to political commentator Ed Pozzuoli.
Florida’s economy is finally hitting its stride, according to the latest economic forecast from the University of Central Florida. Sean Snaith, who directs UCF’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness, says the state can expect strong job growth over the next 3 years in construction, trade, transportation and utilities. And he has this advice for whoever wins the Gubernatorial election on Tuesday: invest in infrastructure and education.
Closing arguments are expected today in the case of a former Florida A&M university band member charged with manslaughter and hazing. The alleged hazing incident almost three years ago led to the death of drum major Robert Champion.
An Atlas V rocket carrying a GPS satellite launched from Cape Canaveral air force station Wednesday, a day after a rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station blew up seconds after lifting off in Virginia