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
Your Coronavirus Update For Friday: Florida Averaging 14,000 New Cases Per Day; Nearly 80,000 People Vaccinated Statewide
Florida is averaging about 14,500 new coronavirus cases per day over the last week. Meanwhile vaccinations continue, with nearly 80,000 people receiving both doses of a vaccine.
Intersection: Hospitals Work To Keep Up With COVID-19 Vaccine Demand; A Deadly Disease Menaces The Domestic Rabbit Population
We talk about the role of hospitals in vaccine distribution and the challenges of getting the vaccine out to as many people as possible as cases surge. And volunteers from Orlando Rabbit Care and Adoptions discuss a deadly disease threatening the domestic rabbit population and their work adopting out rabbits during the pandemic.
The federal government announced several big changes to its vaccine plans, upending earlier guidance about whom to prioritize for the next phase.
Florida is closing in on one and a half million cases, with more than 23-thousand deaths from COVID-19.
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.
Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after being injured in the mayhem, was a 42-year-old military veteran.
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.