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

What BP says (and doesn't say) in its report

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Eve Troeh about the internal report BP released after its own investigation of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Gulf residents transition to restoration

Louisiana has cut a deal between BP, federal and local authorities for long-term clean-up of the oil spill. Officials say it's time to move from disaster response to coastal restoration. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Oil

Lessons BP learned from the oil spill

Marketplace's Eve Troeh looks at some of what BP learned, but as one engineer points out, those lessons are just the start.

BREAKING: Oil rig explosion off Gulf coast

An oil rig exploded about 90 miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Thursday, sending all 13 of its crew members into the water. In a statement,...
Posted In: explosioin, Gulf of Mexico, oil rig

How would fuel effiency labels affect car sales?

The EPA is proposing new labels on cars that would allow consumers to quickly assess the cars fuel efficiency. Marketplace's Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Auto, Environment

Building New Orleans' long-term future still a struggle

Some progress has been made in rebuilding New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, but the city is still struggling to attract the investors needed to establish a strong future.
Posted In: Jobs

New Orleans family keeps on cookin'

Five years ago, every restaurant in New Orleans was closed because the city was full of water after Hurricane Katrina over-topped the levees. But New Orleans' food culture has rebounded strongly since the storm. Eve Troeh met a family who found an unlikely way to keep their cooking alive.
Posted In: Food

Touring New Orleans' recovery projects

People inside and outside of New Orleans think the city's recovery after Hurricane Katrina has been too slow and uneven. The hold-up is often blamed on government agencies, but they have to follow residents' rebuilding choices. Five years after the storm, Eve Troeh met the head of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, and took a tour of projects underway.

New Orleans residents rebuild with 'The Lot Next Door'

Residents, who returned to the neighborhoods most devastated by the floods following Hurricane Katrina, are buying adjacent lots through a city program.
Posted In: Housing

Rebuilding New Orleans: Katrina five years later

Reporter Eve Troeh reports from inside the recovering neighborhoods around New Orleans five years after the region was destroyed by floods in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Posted In: Housing


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