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.
Bloomberg Touts Mandate for 3rd Term
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he has a mandate for his third term as mayor of New York City, despite a narrower-than-expected victory on election night.
The mayor says his 51 to 46 percent victory over Democrat Bill Thompson is not a narrow margin. Considering the anti-incumbent sentiment in these tough economic times he says he couldn't be happier with the result:
"The public has given me the opportunity to do what we've been talking about and what we've done for the last eight years," the mayor said. "And that is improving the schools and bringing down crime, and working on the environment."
The mayor was in Bensonhurst this morning to keep a promise. During his first run in 2001 he told resident Anthony Santamaria he'd come visit after the election, win or lose. And he's done it every election since.
Bloomberg made another promise today: He says he has no plans to seek a fourth term.