Brian Bull

Reporter / Announcer

Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016.   Over his 21 years in public broadcasting, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including three national Edward R. Murrow Awards,  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award in 2012, and most recently the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.

An enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe, Bull has worked with NPR's NextGeneration project geared towards diversifying the ranks of tomorrow's journalists, and has been a guest faculty at the Poynter Institute on covering underrepresented communities.

He's glad to be home in the Pacific Northwest, close to his family, tribe, and the Oregon Coast. He's married and has three children, and three cats. He enjoys photography, hiking, cooking, the visual and performing arts, and the occasional Godzilla movie.

Read how Brian's desire to spur reflection led him to a career in public media.

Brian has worked through the years with NPR on its Next Generation Radio Project, which trains journalists from underrepresented communities to become tomorrow's reporters.  Check out his latest project with Capital Public Radio in Sacramento here: http://capradio2017.nextgenerationradio.org/

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Eugene Police say they now have a composite rendering of an at-large suspect in three cold case murders. As KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, authorities – and grieving relatives – hope the breakthrough leads to an arrest.

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The January 23rd Special Election is next week. Lane County election officials say as of today they’ve received 69,941 ballots.

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Earlier this week we reported on a series of “IMMIGRANTS WELCOME” posters that were removed at a bilingual elementary school in Eugene.

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Saturday marks the second Women’s March global event. In Eugene, organizers figure at least 3,000 people will turn out to voice support for women’s rights and to protest the Trump Administration. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Eugene school officials say they’re still working with police on the possibly unlawful removal of immigrant-friendly posters in a grade school. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A prominent African-American politician and analyst was in Eugene yesterday. Nina Turner discussed Martin Luther King Junior’s legacy in Trump-era America. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The big ice storm that hit the Eugene area in December 2016 proved a major challenge for local utilities. KLCC’s Brian Bull shares what EWEB learned from the experience.

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Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden is optimistic Congress will pass a spending bill by Friday, and avoid a government shutdown.

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Activists against human trafficking in the Eugene-Springfield area are holding a series of events this month to spread awareness of the problem. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Oregon’s U.S. Senator, Ron Wyden, is condemning President Trump’s profane description of several nations.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports (ADVISORY: The offensive word is used in this story.)

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Scammers are targeting local utility customers, according to Eugene Water and Electric Board.

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When you think about homelessness in Oregon, you may picture tent cities along Portland’s freeways, or transients gathering in Eugene’s Kesey Square.  But the City of Corvallis is also trying to troubleshoot a steadily growing issue in the area, with the highest level of income inequality among all Oregon cities. As part of our 50th anniversary tour, KLCC’s Brian Bull gives us this snapshot of how the city of 58,000 people is dealing with homelessness.

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The Sears store at Springfield’s Gateway Mall is closing this spring. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Two civic awards were given out during tonight’s State of the City event in Eugene.

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Among the topics touched on by Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis tonight  in her State of the City Address, was housing.

Vinis said she and the city committed to more shelter options for the homeless, including the expansion of the Dusk to Dawn and Rest Stop programs.

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Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis gave her State of the City address tonight, following her first full year in office. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, a fair portion of her speech exemplified the political differences between her administration and that in Washington D.C.

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A new report from Oregon’s Transportation Department says the state’s bridges and tunnels are largely in fair shape….though it’s sort of downhill from there.

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State transportation crews in Oregon are now readying bridges, tunnels, and other infrastructure for a potentially powerful Cascadian earthquake. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Oregon’s pig ranchers and veterinarians are on alert for what’s called Seneca Valley Virus.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the ailment mimics a far worse disease.

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Beginning January 1st, drivers are allowed to black out addresses on their registration card and proof of insurance.

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The New Year means new laws for Oregon drivers. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on one that affects motorists caught in collisions.

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As the end of the calendar year nears, people are making donations to their favorite charities and causes. Among those hoping for generous support is a statewide service that uses volunteers for emergency response services in rural areas.

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A major piece of legislation championed by Congressman Peter DeFazio has cleared both houses of Congress, that – if enacted - will benefit three Native American tribes in Oregon. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Yesterday, we started our two-part series on healthy eating while pinching pennies.  We covered grocery lists, planning, and the various forms of produce. Today, KLCC’s Brian Bull and shopper Julia Baca of Eugene continue their low-budget adventure with a stop at the bulk section.

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Two common New Year’s resolutions are eating healthier, and saving money. But these goals can often conflict, given the varying cost of fruit, vegetables, and meat. In the first of a two-part series, KLCC’s Brian Bull shares some tips from the experts on how Oregonians can dine well…without starving their wallets.

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The last week of December finds many people and families on break, contending with cabin fever. 

Oregon Parks and Recreation officials say it’s high time to go to the coast and watch the annual gray whale migration. 

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For the first time since 2011, Lane County is tops for waste recovery in Oregon. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.

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A capital campaign to raise $26 million towards a brand new YMCA facility in Eugene has just gotten a hefty boost.

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Santa and a big turkey were on hand today  in Springfield to help feed struggling families.  It’s St. Vincent de Paul’s annual holiday food box giveaway. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A new venture in Corvallis hopes to keep leftovers from landfills. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the “Food Too Good To Waste” campaign just scored a $45,000 dollar grant from the state Department of Environmental Quality to that effect.

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