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Matthew Peddie

Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

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

Confronting The Delta Variant

On this episode of Intersection we talk with experts in the field of epidemiology about the latest on the Delta variant of COVID-19, and what people should be doing to keep themselves- and their friends and families– safe.

Photo: Allison Varney

Disney To Build New Employee Campus At Lake Nona

Disney’s plan to relocate 2,000 positions from Southern California to Lake Nona should create job opportunities for Central Floridians, says Orlando Economic Partnership CEO Tim Giuliani.

Dr. Toby Daly-Engel collecting a skin sample from a white shark in Mexico. Photo courtesy: Discovery Communications

Dispelling Myths About Sharks

It’s natural to be wary of sharks attacks on our trips to the beach, but what else can we learn about the creatures and their lives outside of headlines?