Reporter and Producer
Amelia Templeton is a multimedia reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering city hall, justice and local news.
She was previously a reporter for EarthFix, an award-winning public media project covering the environment in the Northwest. She coproduced the Oregon Field Guide and online special "Glacier Caves: Mt. Hood’s Secret World."
Amelia has been producing radio since 2004, when she contributed to a student radio podcast of stories from the war in Iraq. Amelia has also worked as a freelance journalist for NPR, American Public Media's Marketplace, and CBS News. From 2007 to 2009 she was a Refugee Policy Analyst with Human Rights First in Washington, D.C.
She has a degree in history from Swarthmore College.
Amelia enjoys hiking, exploring the Northwest, and raising chickens in her backyard.
Communities | local | NewsOPB | July 21, 2016 6:30 a.m. | Portland
Portland's Springwater Corridor bike and pedestrian path is crowded with homeless campgrounds. For reporter Amelia Templeton, it's all part of the neighborhood.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says the city will move hundreds of homeless campers off a southeast Portland bike path.
A Multnomah County judge has set bail at $250,000 for Michael Strickland, a man accused of pulling a gun on a crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland Thursday night.
Wednesday's hearing for Mohamed Mohamud was the first time an appeals court in the U.S. has reviewed a criminal conviction that depended upon data gathered under FISA.
Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has shared his entire personnel file. He says he hopes the move will help restore public trust in the police bureau.
Less than a week into his new job, Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman is facing scrutiny over allegations that he once abused his 16-year-old stepson.
Portland Police arrested four protestors after they refused to leave a City Council meeting. Mayor Charlie Hales said the protests discouraged Portlanders from attending council.
The Portland City Council unanimously approved a 1 percent tax on new residential and commercial construction Wednesday that will help fund affordable housing.
Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the Union Pacific Railroad to halt oil train shipments through Washington until the company does more walking inspections of its railroad track.
The Portland City Council referred a 3 percent tax to the November ballot on Wednesday. One wrinkle? Payments would likely be in cash.
Portland and Multnomah County will create a new joint office to serve homeless people, ending a yearslong division of duties.
local | News | Election 2016OPB | June 21, 2016 5:18 p.m.
The Portland City Council will debate a local tax on cannabis Wednesday. Commissioner Amanda Fritz says her proposal could appeal to both law enforcement and marijuana advocates.