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
Coronavirus cases are spiking across the US once more, and Florida is emerging as the new epicenter of the pandemic.
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.
Orange County is once again under a state of emergency as coronavirus cases surge. Florida reported 16,038 new cases Tuesday according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 1999, Black farmers won a landmark civil rights case against the US government… but Orlando attorney Greg Francis says there’s still more to be done in the path to equity in agriculture.
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.
Orlando area business leader Angel de la Portilla, president of Central Florida Strategies, joins Intersection to talk about what the protests mean for Florida’s Cuban community- and for him personally.
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?