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.
Environment | News | local | AnimalsOPB | Aug. 24, 2016 2:02 p.m. | Bend, Oregon
The High Desert Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center voluntarily gave up its permit to care for wildlife after a visit from ODFW officials earlier this month.
Environment | News | localOPB | Aug. 24, 2016 9 a.m.
The Oregon democrat is the only member of Oregon’s Congressional delegation to openly ask Obama to create an Owyhee National Monument.
Energy | Environment | News | Water | localOPB | Aug. 17, 2016 10:45 a.m.
The Deschutes River Alliance claims PGE has violated water quality standards for several years after installing a water-mixing device at Round Butte Dam.
NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | Nation | Animals | Recreation | News | AgricultureOPB | Aug. 15, 2016 1:48 p.m.
Three hundred and fifty fish might not sound like much. But for the sockeye recovery program in the Deschutes Basin, this year’s returns are a big boost.
Politics | News | local | Election | Election 2016OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 5:30 a.m. | Grant County, Oregon
The recall election represents an ideological divide between those who want Grant County to work with federal agencies, and those who say leaders should push back against federal authority.
Environment | News | localOPB | Aug. 10, 2016 12:24 p.m. | John Day, Oregon
Many residents in Grant County still have questions or bitterness about the massive Canyon Creek fire that destroyed 43 homes last summer.
After a three-year battle in the tribal court system, the descendants of a man named Chief Tumulth will once again be recognized as official tribal members.
Ballots are out this week in a recall effort of Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton.
Environment | News | localOPB | Aug. 3, 2016 10:03 a.m.
Visitors to Crater Lake have been asked to be ready to evacuate in case the Bybee Creek Fire makes a big run.
Environment | News | 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.