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
What happens when you make a call on your smartphone or send a text? We visit Verizon’s ‘superswitch’, a building that handles millions of calls and texts a day in the Orlando area, and is designed to withstand natural and man made disasters.
If you lived through Hurricane Andrew in 1992, you may remember the voice of meteorologist Bryan Norcross, who kept Floridians informed on their radios and portable TVs for nearly 24 hours as the storm devastated South Florida. Norcross reflects on Hurricane Andrew, and storm preparation in 2017.
The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness has taken a housing first approach, trying to get families into homes so they can get the services they need. How’s that strategy playing out in Seminole County? County Commissioner John Horan and Shelley Lauten and Joel Hunter from the Commission on Homelessness discuss the way forward.
Heavy hitters in the private space industry are making big investments on the space coast. Brian Holz with OneWeb talks about the factory that will produce one satellite a day.
Sun, surf and snow. Intersection hits the beach with the fifth Florida Surf Film Festival, in a conversation with festival founders Kevin Miller and John Brooks. And cinematographer Ben Weiland talks about his movie Under an Arctic Sky, chasing waves in some of the coldest waters on the planet.
The Seminole County tax collector has barred a Seminole County commissioner from his office. Joel Greenberg handed a trespass notice to commissioner Brenda Carey at a commission meeting Tuesday.
SeaWorld is reporting a second quarter net loss of $175 million. SeaWorld executives told investors on a quarterly earnings call that fewer people are attending the company’s theme parks in San Diego and Orlando.
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but if you like to sleep in, you can’t beat brunch. Orlando Weekly restaurant critic Faiyaz Kara and chef Emily Ellyn whip up some decadent breakfast and lunch dishes.
https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/080117_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Republican quest to repeal and replace Obamacare didn’t get the votes it needed. So where does the debate over health insurance go from here- and what does it mean for the one point seven million Floridians signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act? On this episode of Intersection political analysts Dick Batchelor & Chris Carmody take the pulse on the health insurance battle in Florida. And they …
The Republican quest to repeal and replace Obamacare didn’t get the votes it needed. So where does the debate over health insurance go from here, and what does it mean for the 1.7 million Floridians signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act? Political analysts Dick Batchelor & Chris Carmody take the pulse on the health insurance battle in Florida and talk about big spending campaigns from the Governor’s mansion to Capitol Hill.