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.
Here in the heart of Eastern Oregon's sagebrush country lies an unusual resource: The oral histories of hundreds of Harney County's early residents.
The Oregon Department of Justice is conducting an investigation into Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah’s conduct.
News | Environment | localOPB | Aug. 19, 2015 3:37 p.m.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown toured the Canyon Creek Complex Fire on Wednesday.
The 37,000-acre Canyon Creek Complex ballooned Friday and consumed at least 26 houses. Now, residents are returning to find rubble where homes once stood.
News | Environment | localOPB | Aug. 15, 2015 8:59 a.m.
Across Oregon more than 1,000 people have been forced to evacuate homes, ranches and resorts due to wildfires that blew up as strong winds swept across the state Friday.
The County Line 2 Fire ignited when a trailer lost a wheel and sent sparks into dry grass along U.S. Highway 26.
Two large fires in Eastern Oregon have some residents on evacuation alerts. The fires pose a threat to grouse habitat and ranch lands.
Western Oregon and Washington face higher risk for a devastating earthquake. But the study shows even the eastern regions of both states could experience damaging shaking from a quake.
The Lime Hill Fire grew from 600 acres to 7,000 acres Wednesday.
Two prominent Democratic presidential candidates are stopping in Oregon this week.
News | Environment | localOPB | July 28, 2015 5:55 p.m.
A Shell icebreaking vessel being protested by activist groups will not leave a Portland dock today, according to the Columbia River Bar Pilot dispatch.