Chris Lehman graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1997. He landed his first job less than a month later, producing arts stories for 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 NPR–affiliate WNIJ–FM. In 2006 he headed west to become the Salem Correspondent for the Northwest News Network.
Chris is a native of rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was born in the upstairs bedroom of his grandmother's house, and grew up in a 230-year-old log cabin in the woods. Chris traces his interest in journalism to his childhood, when his parents threatened to take away his newspaper if he didn’t do his chores.
In addition to working full time in public radio for the past decade, Chris has also reported from overseas on a freelance basis. He's filed stories from Iraq, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe and Uganda. He lives in Salem with his wife and child.
Oregon's new Secretary of State will be Jeanne Atkins. Governor Kate Brown made the announcement Friday. Atkins is a long-time political staffer who's...
The number of registered voters in Oregon could soon increase dramatically.
Oregon lawmakers Wednesday approved a measure aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Oregon is one of a handful of states that doesn't restrict the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. The Oregon House voted Monday to change that.
Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange is one step closer to being dismantled.
The state probe into ethics allegations against former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is being halted, at least for now.
Oregon's new governor Kate Brown said Thursday that votes she took as a state lawmaker aren't necessarily a sign of where she stands on present-day...
Oregon's new governor Kate Brown said she'll continue a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty.
Oregon's new governor promised continuity for the most part as she faced the press for the first time since taking the oath of office on Wednesday.
Secretary of State Kate Brown will become the second woman to serve as Oregon's governor. She replaces fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber who is resigning amid a criminal ethics investigation.
Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown will be sworn in as governor Wednesday morning.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is resigning amidst multiple ongoing criminal investigations.