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

Are there other options for airport security?

The TSA's new security system of full-body scans and pat-downs has enraged a number of airline passengers. Authorities are scrambling to find other options.
Posted In: Airlines

This old house may be the greener one

Ironically, it seems that leading an environmentally friendly lifestyle is equated with getting rid of all your old stuff and starting fresh. Marketplace's Eve Troeh reports on how to be really green when it comes to your new home.
Posted In: Environment, Housing

Greenland prepares for foreign drilling

New technology and climate change have made it easier to drill for oil deep off the icy coast of Greenland. The country is planning to award permits to oil companies soon. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Oil

Investments are going "green"

While most managed stock market funds have stayed level since the financial meltdown, one kind of investing has been on the rise: socially responsible investing. It's become a trustworthy approach for investors still scared to take a financial risk, reports Eve Troeh.
Posted In: Investing

Can Prop 25 fix California's budget?

California legislators no longer have to have a two-thirds majority to pass a budget -- thanks to the passage of Prop. 25 -- but that still doesn't fix California's money problems.

Despite a bad rep, BP may still come out on top

BP obviously won't be a 'good guy' for some time to come. But that doesn't mean that it still can't rake in some money, and people should generally be happy about that. Eve Troeh reports why.
Posted In: Oil

The case of the disappearing McRib

It's that time of the year again -- McDonald's has brought back the McRib. The BBQ sandwich's only available at the fast-food joint for six weeks, though -- which might have an effect on its rabid popularity. Eve Troeh tries to figure out its mysterious appeal.
Posted In: Food

Retail gets into the Halloween spirit

Retailers big and small are hoping to cash in on the Halloween spirit this season. Eve Troeh reports on why the spooky festivities make for a recession-friendly holiday.
Posted In: Retail

Toilet paper goes tube-free to be green

Toilet paper's been the same for about, oh, a hundred years or so. But the makers of Scott tissue say they have a game changer for the $9 billion industry. And they say it's a planet-saver, too. Eve Troeh reports. Plus, view a slideshow that recounts the history of TP.

UNC wins EPA energy contest

The key to getting people to use less electricity may be competition. Six months ago the Environmental Protection Agency launched a contest to see which buildings could lose the most kilowatts. Eve Troeh has the results.


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