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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The Mayor of Oakridge finds himself the target of a recall effort, after his unsuccessful push to have the city administrator removed from office. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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More than 80 parents met at Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics last night, for facilitated discussions on the school’s future. A3 faces the loss of its charter status after revelations surfaced of a sexually-abusive relationship between its principal and a student. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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A flyer circulating around England and possibly the U.S. is calling for people to attack Muslims. Unconfirmed rumors say the flyer has appeared on the Lane Community College campus. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on how local Muslims are responding.

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Eugene is receiving $90,000 in grant money. The Mozilla  Foundation – the non-profit arm of Firefox – is providing the funds, for what it calls “tech for good” projects.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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Oregon is one of the top ten states in the nation for scientific innovation, according to a new report.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.

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Saturday, an estimated 5,000 people gathered at Eugene’s federal courthouse as part of the global “March for Our Lives” event. KLCC’s Brian Bull has this recap.

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Tomorrow, rallies across the nation will be held in conjunction with the March for Our Lives event in Washington D.C.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, young Eugenians and their supporters will also be marching.

Lane County

Two boat ramps on the McKenzie River near Springfield have been re-opened. They were closed for cleanup of an oil spill earlier this month. Lane County says the barriers blocking the river near Hayden Bridge have been removed and the river is open to boat traffic in that location. The Bellinger and Hendricks boat ramps are now open and accessible. Hayden Bridge boat ramp remains closed until further notice.

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Following a string of armed robberies and a sexual assault against a student, the University of Oregon has stepped up its police presence and security around campus.

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A perennial Republican challenger for Oregon 4th District Congressman Peter DeFazio’s office paid $20,000 to data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica in 2014.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Art Robinson acknowledges those transactions.

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Oil spilled into the McKenzie River last week doesn’t appear to be at levels sufficient to harm wildlife or people. But as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, some boat-ramps are being closed off again as testing continues.

Springfield Police have arrested two men suspected in the armed robbery of Lucky Lou’s video lottery deli last week.

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Cities need to plan ahead to accommodate the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs). That’s from a Eugene-based manufacturer and a state public policy group. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Arcimoto and OSPIRG jointly announced a new report today.

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Douglas County says it has a recycling crisis. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, that’s the status of every municipality contending with so-called “wishful recycling.”

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An annual report shows Lane County has one of the higher rates of sexually-transmitted infections (STI)  in Oregon, and the nation. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Crews with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality are on-site along the McKenzie River, following Monday’s oil spill from International Paper’s Springfield mill. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, access to three boat ramps remain closed until further notice.

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Following an oil spill, people are warned to avoid an 8-mile stretch of the McKenzie River -from Springfield’s Hayden Bridge to Eugene’s Armitage Park- until further notice. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Three finalists for the position of Eugene’s next Police Chief have been brought to the city. KLCC’s Brian Bull met with the candidates, and has this report.

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The City of Eugene released its sixth annual Hate and Bias Crime report this weekend. It showed a near-70 percent increase in reported incidents. KLCC’s Brian Bull shares responses from representatives of the two most targeted communities.

Springfield School District

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.

Springfield School District

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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