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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: COVID-19 And Personal Protective Equipment



https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_032620.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe biggest challenge facing Florida’s health care system right now is the lack of protective equipment- like masks, gloves and gowns.  That’s according to Governor Ron DeSantis. At a press briefing in Orlando Wednesday he said the state has ordered 7.8 million N95 masks.  Those masks are expected to arrive in the next few weeks, and in the meantime, the governor is also asking the federal government for a further two million masks from the strategic national stockpile.  On this episode of …




Alexander Cartwright. Photo courtesy of UCF

Alexander Cartwright Confirmed As UCF President



The University of Central Florida has a new president. University of Missouri Chancellor, Dr. Alexander Cartwright was confirmed by the Florida Board of Governors during a virtual meeting today. 




Mayor Jerry Demings addresses the media Friday March 20th, 2020. Demings has imposed a countywide curfew from 11pm to 5am beginning Friday night. Image: Orange TV

The Latest On Coronavirus: Friday March 20th



WMFE is monitoring the spread of coronavirus in Florida and it’s local impacts. We’re updating this story throughout the day with information from Orlando and surrounding Central Florida cities and communities.


Intersection: The Impact Of Coronavirus On Central Florida



https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_031920.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSchools are closed, businesses shut down and Central Florida’s tourism engine has ground to a halt as theme parks shut their gates and flights are grounded.  As coronavirus cases continue to rise statewide– what impact is the pandemic having on the lives of central Florida residents, from parents trying to balance the demands of working from home to the thousands who make their living in Central Florida’s massive tourism industry.  Joining Intersection host Matthew Peddie to talk about the impact of …