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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Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Thick drifts, blowing snow, and limited visibility have made traveling difficult -- and sometimes dangerous -- across southern Oregon.  

Friends of a missing University of Oregon student and former bartender have now started a GoFundMe.com account.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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Travelers at the Eugene Airport can expect faster security lines and less crowding at the baggage claim.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on the completion of a two-year-renovation project.  

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After one of the most severe ice storms in decades, Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) is reviewing lessons learned in its response to a major outage.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Eugene is experiencing a solid housing market.  Prices are ratcheting up, and demand for homes in Oregon’s second largest city remains high.  But while sellers and realtors are enjoying the economic benefits, others say this all comes with risks.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Scam artists are calling up Lane County residents, accusing them of unpaid citations, outstanding warrants, or failing to appear for jury duty.  Victims are then told they can fix things by buying gift cards.

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It’s been a profitable year for Marathon Coach.  The Coburg-based maker of luxury buses expects its 2016 revenue to pass the $55 million mark.  KLCC's Brian Bull reports.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

If you're wandering the beaches this winter, there's something else to watch for besides incoming tides: sea turtles.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.

The holiday season isn't quite over...so what's one to do between Christmas and New Year's?

Whale watching, according to Oregon Parks and Recreation officials.

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Hundreds of homeless people are expected at the Eugene Mission this Christmas.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’ll be the first meal served inside the mission’s new kitchen…after its last one was destroyed in a fire this summer.  

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Lane County cleanup efforts are underway, following last week’s major ice storm.

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Locals who’ve recently suffered storm damage to their home or business could get some tax relief.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

  

A University of Oregon business student and former bartender has been missing since December 12th.

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The holidays find people opening both their hearts and wallets to charitable causes.  But Oregon officials say to be wary of scammers who take advantage of yuletide sentiment.

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Eugene Public Works says beginning tomorrow (12/20), its crews will begin picking up storm-related debris of trees owned by the City of Eugene.     

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With several thousand people in Eugene still without power, a Red Cross shelter at Spencer Butte Middle School will stay open longer.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Friends, officials, and homeless advocates gathered to honor the memory of Thomas Egan today, at the site of his death roughly eight years ago.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the veteran’s legacy lives on through a warming shelter service in his name.  

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After a roughly two-week delay, Oregon’s commercial Dungeness crab season is underway (Dec. 18) along the south coast.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the outlook is positive.  

  

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Across the Eugene-Springfield area, utility companies are still sending teams of workers around the clock to to try and restore power to thousands of residents.  A Wednesday night storm froze countless trees, causing outages when branches and limbs collapsed, hitting lines.  Many more bits of debris have littered streets, sidewalks, and driveways.

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Wednesday’s freezing rain encased the region’s trees in a heavy shroud of ice…breaking off many limbs, causing outages and blocking roads.  KLCC’s Brian Bull ventured out along Spencer Butte in South Eugene and recorded some of the explosive sound late last night.

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Across Eugene and Springfield, clean-up efforts are underway after Wednesday’s freezing rain lead to 17,000 residents without power, and countless downed trees and limbs.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Overcast skies and above freezing temps near 40 degrees mark today’s Eugene-area weather, according to the National Weather Service.   

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Wintry weather will continue to hit the southern Willamette Valley through the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.   

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By a 4-1 vote, the Lane County Board of Commissioners has tentatively approved an application for a quarry development near Oakridge.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, some locals are upset over the project.

  

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A program for homeless children across Eugene is expanding from one to five days.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on St. Vincent de Paul’s “First Place Kids”.  

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is joining a chorus of Congressional delegates concerned over alleged Russian interference with the 2016 election.

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Utility officials and Medford locals are trying to resolve a series of power outages caused by wild turkeys.

Since early November, the gobblers have caused four such outages, aggravating more than 1,600 customers every time.  

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Corvallis’ community service court is nearing its third month.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the city’s municipal judge is pleased with it so far.

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Complacency and fear of retaliation are keeping victims from reporting gender discrimination and sexual harassment in wildland fire management.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports that’s the gist of a new report released this week. 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ denial of an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline project has opponents cheering…but some Native American activists say the fight’s not over.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports from a rally in Eugene.  

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