Salem Correspondent, Northwest News Network
Chris Lehman is the Salem correspondent for the Northwest News Network.
He landed his first job at Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana. Three years later he headed north to DeKalb, Illinois, where he worked as a reporter and announcer for the NPR affiliate, WNIJ. In 2006 he headed west. Chris has also reported from overseas as a freelancer. He's filed stories from Iraq, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe and Uganda.
Chris holds a degree in journalism from Temple University.
He lives in Salem with his wife and their two children.
Communities | Nation | local | NewsOPB | Sept. 26, 2016 2:23 p.m. | Salem, Oregon
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a new head of the state agency that handles affordable housing. The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to tackle housing issues next year.
Supporters of legislation to strengthen the rights of renters in Oregon rallied at the state capitol in Salem on Thursday. Speakers at the rally say they want more stable rent prices and policies.
A work group that's looking at ways to improve safety on college campuses issued its draft recommendations to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Thursday.
A new report highlights the challenges faced by women and girls in Oregon. The report found that Oregon has one of the highest rates of sexual or domestic violence in the nation.
Voters in the Columbia River Gorge approved a measure aimed at blocking Nestle from putting in a water bottling plant. But four months later, activists are still protesting.
About 40 percent of Oregon school districts don't provide school nursing services at all.
Officials with the Oregon Department of Human Services are telling people who rely on its services to prepare for a potential round of budget cuts next...
Officials with the Oregon Department of Human Services are telling people who rely on its services to prepare for a potential round of budget cuts next year.
Polls are showing that Oregon voters aren't rallying around either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. While Clinton is expected to win the state, her...
Oregon lawmakers will have less money to work with as they prepare a budget during next year's legislative session. That's according to the latest prediction of state revenues, released Wednesday.
Election | Politics | local | News | Election 2016OPB | Sept. 12, 2016 12:45 p.m.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown landed a $250,000 campaign contribution from Michael Bloomberg. The former New York City mayor often donates to candidates who share his views on gun control.
An analysis shows that more than a third of the money the state spent on so-called Business Energy Tax Credits went to projects that were "concerning."
One of Oregon's largest state agencies wants a big increase in funding next year.
Lena Alhusseini is the current head of an Arab-American community organization in New York City. She'll start her new job in November and will be tasked with overseeing Oregon's foster care system.
Fans of the Portland Trail Blazers can show their team pride in a new way. Oregon license plates highlighting the team are now on sale.
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to appoint Kevin Talbert a temporary replacement for Medford state Sen. Alan Bates, who died in early August.