Eve Troeh is News Director at WWNO-FM in New Orleans, Louisiana, helping build the first public radio news department in the station’s 40-year history. She reported for the Marketplace Sustainability Desk from 2010 to 2013.

Troeh started at Marketplace in 2008 as part of the Marketplace Money production staff. Joining Marketplace’s sustainability desk in 2010, her first major assignment was attending the 2010 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico, an experience she called the best, and most rigorous, introduction to global sustainability issues. Troeh also filed stories from the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill. 

Troeh enjoys her work as a radio reporter because it provides the opportunity to go behind the scenes, “Whether it’s a forgotten 19th century steam pipe system, international climate change negotiations, or a free-range hog farm, I get a thrill out of seeing how things work.”

Prior to Marketplace, Troeh worked as a freelance reporter in New Orleans, filing stories for the major public radio programs before and after Hurricane Katrina. She also served as an editor at the public radio music show American Routes.

Troeh holds undergraduate degrees in anthropology and journalism from the University of Southern California, and attended the University of Oslo as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.

Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Troeh grew up in Sainte Genevieve, Mo., and now lives in New Orleans, La.

Features By Eve Troeh



White House announces $1.1 trillion in budget cuts

President Obama has released his budget proposal for next year's federal spending plan. The plan includes $1.1 trillion in cuts over the next decade. But Republicans already are saying Obama's plan doesn't cut it.

Staples creates sustainable products

Staples is offering sustainable paper products and compostable kitchen items to corporate customers. Helping corporations be sustainable is also a way to sustain Staples.
Posted In: Environment

BP healthy, wealthy, and wise -- maybe

BP posted a fourth quarter profit and is paying a dividend again. It's a far cry from the days of the spill when analysts wondered if the company wouldn't go on the auction block.
Posted In: Oil

Snow Surplus -- Salt Shortage

All that snow in the East has led to a national salt shortage. Localities are finding creative ways to make what they have go further as more snow hits. Eve Troeh reports.

Melting ice could mean more trans-Arctic shipping

There are hopes that trans-Arctic shipping may become more possible with the historic amounts of ice melting there, but it won't be easy.

When Trash is Anything But Waste

In the 1970s, California faced growing concerns about the supply and cost of energy, in addition to worries about running out of landfill space....
Posted In: energy, Environment, garbage, sustainability, trash

From trash to energy

Throwing trash into a pit is as good as throwing money into a pit. One landfill manager in Los Angeles tells us how to convert that trash into cash.
Posted In: Environment

Best-Ever Super Bowl Ads: Doritos' 'Laundromat'

I don't know that I liked it, but I remember it! Watch more memorable Super Bowl ad picked by the Marketplace staff, and share links to your fav...
Posted In: advertising, business of sports, Doritos, football, Super Bowl

Military plans for alternative fuels criticized

RAND study says military's plans to use biofuels are not likely to pay off, so research should be curtailed.
Posted In: Environment

MTV's 'Skins' in hot water

The Parents Television Council is targeting MTV's new teen drama featuring minors who drink, take drugs and have sex. The PTC charges that the show violates child pornography laws. Advertisers are bailing, too.
Posted In: Entertainment


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