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.
Creativity Meets Commerce: Arts Council Takes Over Bronx Bank
Monday, April 04, 2011
The Bronx Council on the Arts is getting a new home in what was once a bank.
The Council's executive director Deirdre Scott said JP Morgan Chase has donated a former branch building on East Tremont Avenue, valued at $850,000.
"This is a shining example of how the arts and culture and business can work together to create something that really, really matters for the community," she said.
The facility in the borough's Westchester Square neighborhood has almost twice as much space as the 50-year-old organization's current location on Hone Avenue. The new site will also include a performance space and a gallery and boutique where Bronx artists can show and sell their work.
Renovations are expected to be completed in 2012.