Brian Zumhagen

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.

Brian Zumhagen appears in the following:

Elction-Year Tax Policy and Conflict in Middle East

Monday, July 09, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Brian Zumhagen about the Bush-era tax cuts, the European economy,...


The United States Faces Iran, Cyber Worms, Foreign Policy During an Election Year

Monday, June 04, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Brian Zumhagen about the nuclear development situation in Iran and the...


President Obama and "Gang of Six" Take on Federal Deficit

Monday, April 11, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on two plans to reduce the federal deficit, which now stands at more than $14 trillion.


Stephen Sondheim's "Company" at the NY Philharmonic

Friday, April 08, 2011

Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, and even Stephen Colbert appear in a new production of Sondheim's Company.

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, March 14, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.


Chileans in New York Rejoice as Rescue of Miners Continues

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

As the world watches the unfolding rescue of 33 trapped miners in Chile, Chileans in the New York metro area are paying special attention.

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NYC Officials Warn of Teacher Layoffs

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New York City may have to eliminate 8,500 teaching positions next year if proposed doomsday budget cuts go through in Albany.


After Queens Fire, Calls to Save Firehouses

Monday, February 15, 2010

While crews demolished a building destroyed in Saturday's fire in Jackson Heights, Queens, local business owners joined elected officials on Monday to ask the Bloomberg administration to spare fire companies from budget cuts.


Paterson to Cuomo: Declare Yourself

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says there's "no time like the present" for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to let New Yorkers know whether he plans to run for Paterson's job.


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.


Mayoral Candidates Scour City for Votes

Monday, November 02, 2009

In the final hours of campaigning, mayoral candidates Comptroller Bill Thompson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg are making a last campaign dash across the city.