North Country Public Radio reporter to travel to Gulf Coast, provide national coverage
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 4:59 pm

CANTON -- North Country Public Radio Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann will be traveling to the Gulf Coast as part of National Public Radio's oil spill coverage team.

Mann, who began his career covering the oil industry in Alaska and the Exxon Valdez spill, will spend two weeks reporting for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. His assignment begins June 6.

"I spent several years writing about the impact of a major oil spill on coastal communities that rely on the ocean for their livelihoods," Mann said.

"Sadly, the situation in the Gulf region looks very similar to what I witnessed in Prince William Sound in 1989."

After coming to NCPR in 1999, Mann produced an award-winning radio documentary about the potential and risks of oil and gas development in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Mann will be posted initially in New Orleans.

News outlets interested in speaking with Mann should contact June Peoples at (877) 388-6277.