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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

NASA Astronaut Will Vote From Space

Astronauts have been able to cast ballots from above since the Texas legislature gave its blessing in 1997. “It’s critical to participate in our democracy,” NASA astronaut Kate Rubins said.

Intersection: A Closer Look At The Supreme Court; A Conversation With The Authors Of ‘The Grifter’s Club’

On this episode of Intersection we talk through the politics of the Supreme Court pick with political analysts Dick Batchelor and Chris Carmody. Stetson University College of Law Professor Louis Virelli talks about about the process of picking a new justice. And Miami Herald reporters Sarah Blaskey and Nicholas Nehamas take us behind the gates of President Trump’s ‘Winter White House’, Mar A Lago in their book The Grifter’s Club. 

The Grifter’s Club: A Conversation With Sarah Blaskey & Nicholas Nehamas

US presidents in the past have had  a  ‘Winter White House’ or a summer home away from Washington. But Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach is not like any other Winter White House.  Four Miami Herald reporters take us behind the gates of Mar A Lago in their book The Grifter’s Club: Trump, Mar-A-Lago And The Selling Of The Presidency.