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.
Port Chester Election Blocked in Voting Rights Case
Saturday, March 03, 2007
New York, NY –
A federal judge in Westchester County has blocked the March 20th election for two trustee seats in Port Chester. U.S. District Judge Stephen Robinson ruled Friday that the at-large system used to elect the six trustees who govern the village violates the Voting Rights Act by diluting the Hispanic vote. No Latino has ever been elected to village office.
Federal attorneys want Port Chester to move to a system of district elections, so that at least one ward would have an Hispanic majority. Liz Sadler, a reporter with the Journal-News in Harrison, spoke with WNYC's Brian Zumhagen about the case.