Matthew PeddieHost of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director
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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.
Matthew's journalism has been recognized by the Public Media Journalists Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Recent Stories from Matthew Peddie
In this episode of Intersection, WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston talks with Washington Post reporter Robert Costa about Peril: his new book with Bob Woodward, Florida’s connections to the insurrection and Trump’s legacy.
The transition between the Trump administration and the Biden administration is one of the most dangerous periods in American history, according to Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa. Costa talks with WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston about ‘Peril’, his new book, with Bob Woodward.
Low earth orbit is a busy place these days- an all civilian mission circled the earth on a multi-day mission recently, and SpaceX is getting ready to launch another crew to the International Space Station later this month.
The Orange County Commission on Domestic Violence is preparing to launch a year-long project to map how domestic violence cases are treated in the criminal justice system.
On this episode of Intersection Quiroga talks about the celebration and the challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community, Red Huber discusses a life in pictures, and Aquanza Cadogan reflects on the power of storytelling.
Aquanza Cadogan says he was already familiar with the fast-paced format of PechaKucha when he was invited to present a talk at Pecha Kucha Night Orlando in 2017. “I had stumbled across it on Facebook, and was immediately drawn to it just because I was looking for a home to actually speak more. I was looking for a platform such as that. And when he gave me the opportunity, I was just over the moon excited.” The format requires presenters to give a speech with 20 slides, each slide timed to stay on screen for 20 seconds. “It is storytelling with a time limit, it is a quick engagement, a quick connection with a storyteller, hopefully a moment to …
The theme of this year’s Come out with Pride event in Orlando is ‘Unified By Pride,’ which executive director Tatiana Quiroga says represents an incredibly diverse community.