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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The attorney for a former Academy of Arts and Academics student who’s suing the Springfield school district says there’s a good chance others may have been harmed by its principal.

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Downtown Eugene will see a $60 million development begin this year. Today, developers and partners unveiled an expansion of the 5th Street Public Market, that’ll replace a parking lot. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A sixth armed robbery in less than a week has been committed in Eugene.

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A former student of Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics who was sexually abused by its late principal is suing the school district. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Beginning this week, free walk-in counseling and referral services are being offered at the Eugene Public Library, downtown. It’s part of a one-year project between the library and the White Bird Clinic.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The fifth armed robbery in nearly as many days has been reported in Eugene.

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Four separate armed robberies were committed in Eugene between last Friday morning and Saturday night.

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Already this year, there’s been five youth suicides in Lane County. That’s prompted officials to activate what’s known as “incident command structure”. KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.

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Springfield Police say a sexual abuse case involving the late principal of the Academy of Arts and Academics and a now-former student is closed.

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Documents show a decade-long pattern of sexual abuse, grooming, and stalking by the late principal of the Springfield Academy of Arts and Academics towards a now-former student. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The candidate filing deadline for the May Primary has passed, and several Eugene city councilor races are contested.

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A gay and transgender rights group and the ACLU are working to get a lawsuit against the Dallas School District dismissed. At issue is whether transgender students should have access to restrooms and other facilities that match their gender identity.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Local train crossings are set to quiet down a bit by 2021. The Eugene City Council has approved $7 million dollars to upgrade railroad crossings in the downtown and Whiteaker neighborhood. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The Coquille Tribe is announcing a $20,000 grant that’ll help increase – and diversify -- food donations to hungry families. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Amazon’s Seattle headquarters has added an abstract, futurist look to the downtown. And a regional company provided tons of steel into the multi-sphered installation.

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Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis says she’s pleased with the interest shown at this week’s middle class housing summit on the University of Oregon campus. The Wednesday event drew a capacity crowd of 235 people, including 40 that had to be turned away.

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Normally a fundraiser for a Boys and Girls Club is well-received. But one in Florence is firing up controversy, as the grand prize for a raffle is a 9mm handgun. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Lane County has announced its new performance auditor.

Pending approval next Tuesday by the Board of County Commissioners, Casey Creer will begin in March.

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A Thurston High School student’s idea of a joke has gotten him arrested. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the boy claimed via Snapchat to be a school shooter.

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Protesters gathered outside the Eugene federal courthouse today to denounce the latest school shootings and NRA lobbying efforts against gun control. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The Corvallis graduate student facing hate crime charges has been recalled in an Associated Students of Oregon State University election.

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In his latest budget plan, President Donald Trump proposes axing federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting over a two-year period. The CPB supports PBS and NPR stations, including KLCC.

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An environmental clean-up plan for Eugene’s railyard has been given the OK from the state.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it will tackle several decades’ worth of steady pollution.

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The Eugene Airport has added a third security screening lane. Officials say it’ll speed things along as passenger traffic grows. But an Oregon representative is rankled by a proposed fee increase.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.

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South Eugene High School’s principal says as the community responds to the change in its mascot, it’s important to know the decision follows years of discussion with students, alumni, and families.

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Carnivores, take note…a new group in Eugene wants to change the way you think about and use meat. They want consumers to bypass grocery stores and make tracks to the farm…and perhaps even learn how to butcher their own animal. KLCC’s Brian Bull profiles the Eugene Meat Collective.

An Oregon State University student charged with a hate crime still holds a position in student government.  But a recall vote is underway, that ends Friday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A Portland non-profit has deemed Eugene’s parks “salmon-safe”, following efforts to improve water quality and habitat in more than 4,500 acres of city park land. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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After more than 80 years, “The Axemen” has been officially axed as South Eugene High School’s mascot. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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UPDATE: 4-J Superintendent Gustavo Balderas has officially approved the mascot change. We will have further updates soon. 

After weeks of debate and surveying, South Eugene High School’s principal has made a formal recommendation on whether the school mascot, “The Axemen” should stay or go. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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