Amanda Peacher is a multimedia reporter/producer covering Central Oregon. She started at OPB in 2011 as the Public Insight journalist.
Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist, 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. In 2014 she received the national Equal Voice Journalism Award funded by the Marguerite Casey Foundation to report on hunger and SNAP in Oregon.
Amanda enjoys cycling, playing cello and baking sweets.
NW Life | Recreation | EconomyOPB | July 2, 2015 3:30 p.m.
Cyclists who rode Oregon Scenic Bikeways spent approximately $12.4 million dollars in 2014, according to Travel Oregon.
News | Environment | localOPB | June 29, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Dayville, Oregon
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