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Bradley W. Parks


Bradley W. Parks is a daily digital producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Previously, Bradley was a reporter for the Zanesville Times Recorder in Zanesville, Ohio, where he covered education. Prior to that he served as a statehouse correspondent in Columbus, Ohio. He also covered sports for four years during college, and has worked in digital, radio, TV, newspapers and magazines.

Bradley graduated cum laude from Ohio University with a degree in journalism and an African Studies certificate.

When he's not at work, Bradley is busy running in marathons and triathlons, and plans to someday compete in the Boston Marathon. Fun fact: He has been known to run barefoot — on trails and streets.

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Recent Articles

local | NW Life | Communities

Unraveling The Mystery Of Portland's 'Free Stuff' Piles

OPB | Oct. 1, 2017 7:15 a.m. | Portland

Why do people in Portland leave their useless junk on the side of the road?

News | Transportation | local

ODOT Re-Opens I-84 Eastbound Lanes After Prolonged Closure

OPB | Sept. 22, 2017 5:13 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Transportation says the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 from Troutdale to Hood River are open.

News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Rainfall Could Oust Eagle Creek Fire — And Start Landslides

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 2:01 p.m. | Portland

While fire crews are anticipating significant rainfall beginning Saturday evening to help with suppression efforts, they’re concerned for landslides.

News | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Interstate 84 Westbound Lanes Re-Open Amid Eagle Creek Fire

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 6:34 p.m. | Portland

After prolonged closures from the Eagle Creek Fire, the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 opened Thursday evening between Hood River and Troutdale.

Entertainment | local | NW Life

Scenes From The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Sept. 3, 2017 12:14 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Amid a blistering heat wave and blanketed with wildfire smoke, the Oregon State Fair charged on with livestock shows, athletic dogs, piles of meat and more.

local | NW Life | Sports | Recreation

Bonding, Good Weather And A Wedding At Hood To Coast 2017

OPB | Aug. 26, 2017 3:56 p.m. | Seaside, Oregon

"I need a nap and a shower. But I loved it. Every second of it," said one Hood To Coast runner, minutes after finishing the relay, a few hours before his wedding.

Entertainment | Music | Arts | NW Life | local

Pickathon 2017, Sunday: Scenes From The Woods

opbmusic | Aug. 7, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Sunday marked the final day of the 2017 Pickathon Music Festival, and what a day it was. See reviews and photos from Dinosaur Jr., Black Milk and Nat Turner, Aldous Harding and more.

News | Environment | local

Portland May Break Records This Week During Northwest Heat Wave

OPB | July 29, 2017 12:43 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service says temperatures in the Portland area this coming week are likely headed for the record books.

News | local | Sports | Recreation

Portland Marathon Misses Key Deadline, Requests Extension

OPB | July 27, 2017 3:06 p.m. | Portland

Organizers with the Portland Marathon missed a July 26 deadline to submit requested documents to the Oregon Department of Justice, adding to a string of mishaps leading up to the race.

News | Arts | NW Life | local

Woodburn's New Mural Showcases City's Diversity And History

OPB | July 26, 2017 5:27 p.m. | Woodburn, Oregon

Muralist Hector H. Hernandez's work on the side of the Woodburn Independent newspaper building highlights the tremendous diversity and storied history of the city between Portland and Salem.

local | NW Life | Sports | Recreation

History, Beer And Throwing Heavy Things At Portland Highland Games

OPB | July 15, 2017 3:48 p.m. | Gresham, Oregon

The Portland Highland Games have become somewhat of a Northwest institution — part Scottish celebration and part beer league softball.

local | NW Life

Portland Muslim Cultural Festival Celebrates Inaugural Year

OPB | July 8, 2017 3:48 p.m. | Portland

The International Muslim Cultural Festival has long been in the works and finally came to fruition this year with help from Portland Parks and Recreation.

local | NW Life | Sports

The TrackTown Summer Series And A Sport's Path To Popularity

OPB | July 2, 2017 7:07 p.m. | Gresham, Oregon

The TrackTown Summer Series came to the Portland area on its three-city tour. The nascent series is part of broad efforts to increase the sport’s U.S. popularity in non-Olympic years.

local | NW Life | Recreation

Portland Lets Loose At 2017 World Naked Bike Ride

OPB | June 25, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

Thousands bared it all on a bike ride through the streets of Portland in the 2017 edition of the World Naked Bike Ride.

NW Life | local | History | Sports

The Stanley Coup: How Portland Put Its Name On Hockey's Top Prize

OPB | June 7, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Portland

Just how did a team from Portland seize prime real estate on the Stanley Cup, hockey's top prize? The answer lies in the trophy's early years.

News | local | Nation

Portland Mayor Calls For Shutdown Of 'Trump Free Speech,' Anti-Muslim Rallies

OPB | May 29, 2017 11:41 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has urged the federal government to revoke a permit for a "free speech" rally and to refuse a permit for an anti-Muslim march planned for Portland in early June.

News | local | Nation

Trump Tweets Response To Deadly Portland Train Attack

OPB | May 29, 2017 9:10 a.m. | Portland

After days of silence, President Trump tweeted Monday morning about Friday’s stabbings on a Portland light-rail train.

Music | Arts | History | NW Life | local

'This Garden Is A Gem': Portland Chinese Garden Celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

OPB | May 20, 2017 3:36 p.m. | Portland

May provides an opening for people to learn about the rich variety of Asian-Pacific traditions being preserved and taught throughout the Northwest.

News | local | Sports | Business

Eliud Kipchoge Falls 26 Seconds Short In Nike's 2-Hour Marathon Attempt

OPB | May 5, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Though the experiment fell short of its goal, it cracks the door open just a little wider when determining at the boundaries of human performance.

Entertainment | local | NW Life | Music

Scenes From The Soul'd Out Music Festival

OPB | April 19, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Portland

The Soul'd Out Music Festival filled Portland with unmatched energy and a week full of unforgettable musical performances. Follow OPB's coverage for highlights and photos from the shows.