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Brendan Byrne

Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast

He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the sound of the program.

Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to Central Florida in 2005 to attend the University of Central Florida. He began working at WMFE as a college intern where he discovered his love for public radio.

Recent Stories from Brendan Byrne

John Morgan. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Orlando Attorney John Morgan Hosts Joe Biden Fundraiser

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden is in Orlando as part of a multi-city tour of the sunshine state. Orlando attorney and political fundraiser John Morgan is hosting a fundraiser for the former Vice President and now-candidate for the Democratic nomination for President.

(File photo) Toll road in Orlando. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

DeSantis Signs Bill For 3 Major Florida Toll Highways

Florida will begin planning three new major toll highways through mostly rural areas under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday over the objections of environmentalists who have otherwise praised him since taking office.

When We Leave This Planet

As opportunities grow, space philosopher Frank White says it’s time to starting thinking about issues arising out of the human expansion into our solar system. 

Blue Origin’s New Shepard launched experiments on a suborbital flight, including an experiment from the University of Central Florida. Photo: Blue Origin

Private Companies Help Launch University Research Into Space

Two University of Central Florida experiments made it into space in the past week thanks to private companies SpaceX and Blue Origin. The companies are making it possible to send more science into orbit than ever before.