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.
Betram Powers Labor Legacy
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
New York, NY –
Bertram Powers, who led one of the nation's longest and most crippling newspaper strikes, has died. He was 84. Powers was known as a tough negotiator when he served as president of Local six of the International Typographical Union from 1961 until his retirement in 1990.
He lived in Manhattan for 30 years but died in Washington, DC, where he moved nine weeks ago to be closer to his family as his health deteriorated. Bertram Powers' son Brian is on the line now from Washington, where he works as a labor lawyer.