Reporter and Producer
Amanda Peacher is a multimedia reporter and producer covering Central Oregon based in Bend.
Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist, wilderness ranger and as an outreach specialist for a statewide nonprofit. She started at OPB in 2011 as the Public Insight Network journalist.
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 has masters degrees in literary nonfiction journalism and environmental studies from the University of Oregon.
Amanda enjoys cycling, playing cello and baking sweets.
News | Environment | localOPB | July 24, 2016 12:44 p.m.
The winter’s thicker snowpack and cooler temperatures this summer have helped keep large fires at bay.
The former classrooms of Ochoco Elementary School would become 29 apartments with one, two or three bedrooms that would rent for less than $600 per month.
Federal investigators allege that Nika Larsen used her position as a forensic scientist to steal pills from evidence submitted by law enforcement.
Over the past year, Bend’s leadership has passed new policies to alleviate the city’s affordable housing crisis.
The debate over the plan is the latest among rural Oregon communities that are increasingly frustrated with what they see as federal overreach.
For Jeanette Finicum and many of her husband’s supporters, the misinformation about LaVoy Finicum in the criminal complaint is another strike against the FBI’s credibility.
Conservationists allege that since the installation of a water mixing device, Portland General Electric has violated state water quality standards more than 1,200 times.
The language echoes some of the demands of the armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Oregon earlier this year.
Nicholas Berger had temporarily taken a museum employee hostage, dragging her through the museum in a chokehold while carrying a knife.
Preliminary election results show the recall effort against Judge Steve Grasty failed, with 73 percent voting not to oust Harney County's top elected official.
The failed attack was orchestrated by William Keebler who knew LaVoy Finicum, spokesman for the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Two men have been guarding the illegal memorial on U.S. Route 395 for nearly three weeks.