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



New USDA Label Steers Consumers toward Renewables

While Congress continues to lag on passing a renewable energy standard, the US Department of Agriculture has a new plan to help consumers move aw...
Posted In: fossil fuels, petroleum-based

Airlines sue Chicago to stop O'Hare expansion

Chicago wants to expand O'Hare to meet future needs, but United and American Airlines don't want to pay for that while business is still bumpy.
Posted In: Airlines, Law

America turns to China for partnerships in green energy

American companies will meet with a visiting Chinese delegation to form new partnerships in clean energy. Eve Troeh explains that companies in the U.S. have a lot to learn from Chinese companies.
Posted In: China, Transportation

In search of the purpose-driven career

With unemployment in the U.S. near 10 percent, many job seekers are settling for jobs that are lower paid and of lower status. But Eve Troeh reports that a better approach may be to keep your high standards in place, and to strive for purpose in a career.
Posted In: Jobs

In Riviera Maya, tourism may be hurting the attraction

Tourism along Mexico's coast is expected to grow in 2011. It's helping the country's suffering economy, but continued development may also be hurting the area's main attraction: the coral reef and beaches. Eve Troeh reports on how the government is trying to respond.
Posted In: Mexico, Travel

Small businesses expand to overseas markets

President Obama wants to double U.S. exports over the next five years, and one key to that is the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The agency is now focusing on small business, getting owners involved in overseas markets. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Small Business

Going Natural along the Riviera Maya

Cancun is stunning and stark at the same time. I was there for two weeks in December, and most of my views of the beach were from buses to and from...
Posted In: Cancun, sustainability, tourism

BP report recommends stricter safety measures

The BP report released today by the president's commission didn't reveal anything unexpected, but it did recommend no new permits for drilling in the Arctic until safety technology matches drilling ability. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Oil

BP spill report points fingers at oil industry

The commission appointed by the president to investigate the BP oil spill released a key chapter of its report today. It put the blame on BP, Halliburton and Transocean. But it also pointed a finger at the entire oil industry.
Posted In: Oil

Lights out for incandescents at Ikea

Ikea's taken the step that everyone will have to take by 2014 -- dropping incandescent light bulbs for more energy-efficient options. So what does that mean for your Ikea lamp? Eve Troeh reports.


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