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.
The city of Bend is hosting public meetings this week to present scenarios on how, and where Bend could grow.
Baker City officials say they won't have to implement mandatory water conservation measures for city residents.
New residents are moving to Deschutes County at a rapid pace, but they're not necessarily workers.
That's alongside investigations by Oregon's Department of Justice and the Deschutes County's District Attorney.
local | Business | Technology | NewsOPB | Sept. 23, 2015 2:15 p.m.
The designers of the Perlan II hope the plane will eventually set new records by gliding to 90,000 feet.
Some fire tower lookouts in Oregon will soon be replaced with high-powered video cameras.
Red Star considers Curtis' attempt to capture "the vanishing race".
Environment | local | NewsOPB | Sept. 18, 2015 3:36 p.m.
Fire officials are starting to get a handle on the cost of Oregon's most destructive wildfires this year.
For the first time, Oregon's Health Authority will host a health fair in rural Lake County on Tuesday.
More than 50 people turned out Monday in Canyon City to discuss the Canyon Creek wildfire and forest policy.
The Sisters Folk Festival is celebrating twenty years of music this weekend.
A Southern Oregon company is the first in the nation to produce a new kind of timber product.