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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

Stalemate In The Florida Legislature



The Florida House packed up early, saying they couldn’t work through a stalemate with the Senate over health care funding. 90.7’s Matthew Peddie spoke with political analysts Dick Batchelor and Frank Torres about the early legislative shutdown and what’s in store for a special budget session.


A Culinary Tour Of Little Vietnam



Shopping and dining in the Mills 50 district offers a rich insight into the history and culture of Vietnam, and into the community here in Orlando. 90.7’s Intersection team caught up with Ricky Ly for a culinary tour of the neighborhood’s offerings.




State Rep. Dennis Baxley (R., Ocala). Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Medicaid Expansion Sticking Point in State Budget



The Senate has a plan to expand Medicaid by creating a state-run marketplace for health insurance. The house opposes that idea. To find out why, 90.7’s Matthew Peddie caught up with Dennis Baxley, a Republican from Ocala.


Port Canaveral Container Terminal. Photo- Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral Mulls Rail Connection



Port Canaveral is pushing ahead with a plan that could add a rail connection to the port. The plan involves leasing a rail yard from the Kennedy Space Center.


Rubio Slated To Join Crowded Republican Primary



Hillary Clinton made it official- announcing yesterday she’s running for president. Meanwhile there’s more competition for the Republican nomination- including from Florida, where Sen. Marco Rubio is slated to join the race today.



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