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.
NYC Olympic Bid Offers Free Marketing
Monday, April 18, 2005
New York, NY —
The city has sweetened its bid for the 2012 Olympics by offering financial and promotional incentives.
Mayor Bloomberg made a pledge to market every Olympic sport - for free - in the seven years leading to the 2012 Summer games. His comments came Sunday at a conference in Berlin, where the five candidate cities got another chance to make their pitches before Olympic sports federation leaders.
The mayor unveiled plans for a sports marketing council, to be chaired by NBA Commissioner David Stern. It would offer free marketing, advertising and other assistance to help the sports raise their profiles in the US.
Bloomberg said the federations would benefit from the city's stature as a media, financial and marketing capital.
With more than two dozen International Olympic Committee members in attendance, the Berlin meeting offered the last major showcase for the bid cities before a winner is selected on July 6th.