Brian Bull

Reporter & Interim News Director

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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During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump alternately embraced and bashed the media.  And many Trump followers criticized reporters, pushing Trump’s narrative that reporters were allied with Hillary Clinton, Democrats, and establishment Republicans.  

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Before Election Day, we talked with a University of Oregon journalism professor on the “Electionland” project, where social media reports on voter issues were checked and verified in real time.  KLCC's Brian Bull has this follow-up. 

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This weekend, a hunting event targeting coyotes is planned in Lake County.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, some conservationists want it canceled.  

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A national day of solidarity was held today for Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, hundreds gathered in downtown Eugene to show their support.

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Environmentalists are trying to ban train shipments of oil and other fuels through Oregon cities, including Eugene.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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A blood-fueled battle between two major Oregon universities is underway.  However, as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this civil war will do more good than harm.  

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Three dams in the Willamette Valley are being checked out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s part of an ongoing program to ensure their safety and stability.  

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The second phase of an affordable housing project in North Eugene is done.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Bascom Village’s grand opening for 48 units was held today.  

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Prospective students considering Western Oregon University for a college next fall can take standardized testing off the ‘to do’ list. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, officials have stopped requiring the ACTs and SATs.   

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The contest for Eugene City Council Ward 1 finally has a winner.  Emily Semple pulled a slim margin of victory over Joshua Skov, with just over 50 percent of the vote.

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After a long night of uncertainty, the tight race for House District 14 is over…with Democrat Julie Fahey as the winner.

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Many local Republicans excitedly watched Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency yesterday. Nearly 80 people gathered in the Vet’s Club in Eugene, to watch FOX News' coverage of Election Night.

As of last night, the contest for House District 14 was still up in the air.  Democrat Julie Fahey held a narrow lead over Republican Kathy Lamberg, who was among those at the watch party. 

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Tuesday is Election Day, when many Americans will cast their vote and watch the returns. A national initiative called Electionland will be underway, watching the voters.   KLCC's Brian Bull talked with one of the project coordinators, University of Oregon journalism professor Damian Radcliffe. 

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Tomorrow, all the candidates’ speeches, debates, ads, and spending are put to the test.  But while the campaigns themselves are wrapped up, a major Election Day project will be shifting into high gear.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on “Electionland”.  

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Daylight saving time happens early Sunday.  Many will sleep through the transition, but if you’re tending – or hitting bars – the rollback from 2 to 1-am means another hour…another round.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A federal program that aims to return land on Indian reservations to tribal control is expected to run short.  But at least one Oregon tribe says it’s unlikely to be affected.  KLCC’S Brian Bull reports.  

  

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Eugene Police have stepped up their presence in the downtown, particularly in the Park Blocks area.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Oregon is one of only three states that vote by mail.  Now one of its senators wants to make that a national practice.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more: 

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Among those reacting to yesterday’s acquittal in the Malheur occupation case is Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden.  

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South Eugene high school held its mock election today.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it lets students cast ballots similar to the general election.  

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Oregon’s economic health is still on a steady rebound since the last recession, according to one analyst.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Since 2010, the case rate of syphilis has increased in Lane County by nearly 1000%, according to health officials.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Election Day gripes have included, “I’m voting for the lesser of two evils” or “I’m only voting for this candidate to keep the other out of office.”  But as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, a local ballot measure aims to fix this.  

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Train track conditions – including possible issues related to heavy rains – caused a five-car derailment last week in Dillard, says a spokesman with Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad. 

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As Oregon State Police continue looking into the unlawful killing of a bull elk in Douglas County, a hunters’ group has added to the reward money being offered.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this is one of the latest in a string of poaching cases. 

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In roughly a year, the City of Eugene plans to have hundreds of bikes available for short commutes across the Downtown, University District, and Whiteaker areas.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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With Election Day edging closer, state and county officials are making sure Oregonians know where to drop off their ballots…and at what stage their ballots are in the tallying process. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Despite recent improvements in local and statewide high school graduation rates, Oregon still ranks third from the bottom nationwide.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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More storm activity is going to hit the Pacific Northwest this weekend.  And as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s expected to be stronger than Thursday’s gusts and rain.

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A tornado hit the coastal town of Manzanita this morning.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, clean-up has begun ahead of a second predicted wave of gusts and rain during the weekend.  

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