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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Oregon’s timber companies are hoping the Trump Administration follows through on its pledge to revive their industry.  

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The 79th annual Oregon Logging Conference kicks off Thursday in Eugene.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the latest trends and tech will be all the buzz.  

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Lane County’s credit rating has been given its best score ever.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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A major producer of kombucha is asking Congress to reconsider a bill aimed at revising federal excise taxes and regulations on companies that make the fermented tea drink.  

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Free press, investigative journalism, and government accountability are all at risk, says U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.  He spoke at a town hall in Eugene, Sunday.  

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Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden faced a large, welcoming crowd in Eugene last night, as he continued his series of statewide town halls.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, attendance seems to have surged since President Trump took office. 

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Unmanned Aerial Systems – better known as drones – are swarming in popularity.  The Federal Aviation Administration expects drone sales to climb from 2.5 million in 2016, to seven million in 2020.  That’s a lot of drones in the air.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, some hope safety keeps pace with all of the enthusiasm.  

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Eugene police have announced a fourth case of swastika graffiti in the city.  And they say a white supremacist flyer was posted near a home displaying a Jewish symbol.   KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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At NPR, the Ombudsman serves as a liaison between the audience and the newsroom.  They review listener concerns or questions over coverage, including whether a specific candidate or event is getting due attention from reporters.

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Several agencies in Linn County have announced an app to help alert people to heart attacks in their neighborhood.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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