Matthew PeddieHost of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director
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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
While Iowa and New Hampshire have captured most of the attention of the Democratic nominees for president, Florida is lurking in the background as one of the biggest prizes of all.
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.
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?
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 …
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.
Here’s an Iowa caucus story with a Florida twist: For years, only Iowans within that state could participate. But now snowbirds and students living in Florida will hold caucuses of their own.
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.