Brian Zumhagen has been a weekend anchor at WNYC since 2003. His career in journalism started in 1993, with an internship in the press office of the German Green Party’s parliamentary delegation. Brian went on to spend the rest of the ‘90s working as a reporter, producer, and fill-in anchor at NPR member station KQED in San Francisco. He’s returned to Germany several times over the years for reporting projects. Most recently, he won a grant from the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship to produce radio features for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Before coming to WNYC, Brian was a frequent contributor to PRI’s The World. He reported for the program on 9/11 and served as the show’s United Nations correspondent during the run-up to the Iraq war. Brian lives in Queens with his wife and children.
9/11 Memorial Plaza Opens to the Public
Monday, September 12, 2011 - 10:55 AM
The 9/11 memorial plaza is opening to the public for the first time since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks at the site that has been transformed into a memorial with two reflecting pools ringed by the chiseled-in-bronze names of the nearly 3,000 who died.
Visitors will be allowed to walk among hundreds of white oak trees on the eight-acre site and gaze at the water on the exact spots where the World Trade Center's twin towers stood.
The memorial plaza opened to the families of the victims for the first time on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Admission to the memorial is free, but a reservation is required. The 9/11 museum--which will accompany the memorial--is set to open in September of 2012.
With the Associated Press