Brian Bull

Reporter / Announcer

Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016.  He is a 20-year reporter who has worked at NPR, 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 and the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award in 2012.

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 five cats. He enjoys hiking, cooking, the visual and performing arts, and the occasional Godzilla movie.

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An Oregon man is this year’s world elk calling champion.  And as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this distinct talent runs in the family. 

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Since 1981, Pete Kerns has served with the Eugene Police Department.  Now, after serving in many posts through the last 34 years, the current EPD Chief of Police says he’s retiring. 

KLCC’s Brian Bull talked to Chief Kerns.  He began by asking how the EPD has evolved in his time. 

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The chief of Eugene’s police department is retiring.  After more than three decades of service, Pete Kerns says he’ll officially step down in the next month or two.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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A bill restricting the use of a certain class of insecticide will have a formal hearing Monday afternoon in the Oregon legislature.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.  

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iPhone users beware…there’s a prank going around on social media that can get you criminally charged by law enforcement.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains. 

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Oregon State Police say a bald eagle found dead near Brookings had its talons cut off…a violation of federal law, punishable by a fine of at least $100,000.

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A Deschutes County judge has raised the bail for a Bend daycare operator.  January Neatherlin is accused of abandoning seven young children at her “Little Giggles” daycare for workouts and tanning sessions.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Downtown Springfield is highlighting its business scene tomorrow.  The third annual “First Day of Springfield” event will benefit not only a non-profit group, but local shop owners.   KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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A daycare provider in Bend faces 114 criminal counts after being accused of leaving toddlers and infants alone multiple times to visit a tanning salon and gym.

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For the third year in a row, an independent audit shows Lane County has maintained jail bed and youth treatment facilities in accordance with a levy passed in 2013.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, backers hope this makes the case for renewing the levy in May.  

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