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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

Intersection: Central Florida Reactions To The Riot At The US Capitol

On this episode of Intersection- we discuss the chaos in DC with political commentators Dick Batchelor and Frank Torres and former Florida Supreme Court justice James Perry. Also joining the show: US Rep. Stephanie Murphy and Orange County Sheriff John Mina.

Photo: Louis Velazquez

Florida Lawmakers; Elected Officials Weigh In On Chaos In DC

A pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol and temporarily halted the electoral count on Wednesday. What does the attempted insurrection mean for democracy and political stability in the US? We discuss the chaos in DC with US Rep. Stephanie Murphy, Orange County Sheriff John Mina, political commentators Frank Torres and Dick Batchelor, and retired Florida Supreme Court justice James Perry.