Amanda Peacher

Public Insight Journalist

Amanda coordinates OPB's Public Insight Network, a community of sources who share personal experiences with the newsroom. She also produces radio and web stories, data visualizations, and facilitates community engagement opportunities for the newsroom. Before coming to OPB she was a teaching fellow at the University of Oregon, where she was also the managing editor of Ecotone. Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist,  as a wilderness ranger, and as an outreach specialist for a statewide nonprofit.

Amanda has masters degrees in literary nonfiction journalism and environmental studies from the UO. She’s a fellow with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and has reported in Mexico as a Savage International Peace Fellow. In 2013, she reported for NPR Berlin on a two month Arthur F. Burns fellowship.

Amanda enjoys cycling, playing cello, and baking sweets.

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Recent Articles

Hot Lunch Is A Challenge For Some Rural Oregon Schools

Nov. 25, 2014 midnight


What Does School Lunch Look Like In Oregon?

Nov. 24, 2014 10 a.m.


Mt. Bachelor, Near Bend, Opens For Season

Nov. 24, 2014 6 a.m.


Oregonians React To Obama Immigration Action

Nov. 20, 2014 5:49 p.m.


Harry Lonsdale, Bend Scientist And Politician, Dies At 82

Nov. 12, 2014 2:57 p.m.


Hales, Novick Propose $46 Million Portland Street Tax

Nov. 10, 2014 12:32 p.m.


10 Barrel Brewing In Bend Sells To Anheuser-Busch

Nov. 05, 2014 12:27 p.m.


Voters Defeat Driver Cards For Undocumented Oregonians

Nov. 04, 2014 8:45 p.m.


Bend Homeless Shelter Feels Crunch Of Tight Rental Market

Nov. 02, 2014 4:15 p.m.


Homeless Numbers Decline In Oregon By 38 Percent

Oct. 30, 2014 2:07 p.m.


50 Years Of Food Stamps: Here's What You Should Know

Oct. 30, 2014 11:59 a.m.


Oregon Registers Record Number Of Voters For Midterm Election

Oct. 23, 2014 4:44 p.m.


A Few Facts About The Driver Card Measure

Oct. 03, 2014 4:30 p.m.


Oregonians To Vote On Driver Cards For Undocumented Residents

Sept. 30, 2014 3:41 p.m.


Living On The Line: The Benefits Cliff

Sept. 19, 2014 midnight


An Endless Search For Housing For Oregon's Working Poor

Sept. 18, 2014 midnight


Living On The Line: Stories Of Oregon's Working Poor

Sept. 17, 2014 midnight


Living On The Line In Oregon's Poorest County

Sept. 17, 2014 midnight


Oregon Poverty Rate Now Highest On The West Coast

Sept. 16, 2014 2:31 p.m.


USDA Report: 15 Percent Of Oregon Families 'Food Insecure' In 2013

Sept. 04, 2014 11:41 a.m.

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