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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



Teachers To Rally In Orlando For Public Education Funding



Educators from Central Florida to Tampa Bay are planning a rally Saturday in Orlando to call for more funding for public schools.  The rally in Orlando follows the Florida Education Association’s rally in Tallahassee last month. 


(L-R) Joe Donadio, Ryan Gallik, Brenda Shearer, Stan Tuchalski & Matthew Peddie. Photo: Isaac Babcock, WMFE

TSA In Turmoil: Changes In The Agency 12 Months After The Death Of Rob Henry



February 2nd marked one year since the suicide of Transportation Security Administration officer Robert Henry at Orlando International Airport. In the 12 months since Henry’s death, TSA has instituted changes to address those concerns, both across the agency and at MCO. But have those changes been enough?


Intersection: What’s Changed At TSA 12 Months After Rob Henry’s Death



https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_020620.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFebruary 2nd marked one year since the suicide of Transportation Security Administration officer Robert Henry at Orlando International Airport.  In the aftermath of Rob Henry’s death questions were raised– including about the workplace culture at TSA. An investigation by WMFE’s Abe Aboraya and Danielle Prieur uncovered allegations of abuse and retaliation at TSA, and followed up on some of the changes in culture that Rob’s death has prompted at TSA.  On this episode of Intersection– we take a look back at …


Kas Miller and her daughter, Lila, at the Elizabeth Warren canvassing kickoff in Tampa Steve Newborn WUSF Public Media

Warren For President Kicks Off Tampa Canvassing



Most candidates for president are focusing on today’s Iowa caucuses, so Florida has been relegated to the background. One of the few Democrats with a robust ground game in the state is Elizabeth Warren. Her campaign opened an office in Orlando this weekend, and they also kicked off their canvassing campaign in Tampa Sunday.




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UCF Terminates IST Director And Two Faculty Members



The Orlando Sentinel’s Annie Martin joins Intersection to discuss the firing of three faculty members at the Institute for Simulation and Training, and what that means for the University.



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