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Northwest News Network Editor

Colin Fogarty

Colin Fogarty fell in love with public radio as a 19–year–old student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He launched his life in radio as a board operator at WMUB, where he spun records for "Mama Jazz." He was always a news junky, but he got hooked on reporting when he covered a 1992 campaign rally. Colin ran across the quad, stuck a microphone in then-Senator Al Gore's face and asked a question. When Gore actually answered, Colin knew he had found his calling.

Colin spent 13 years as a reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering politics and the state legislature. His stories were frequently heard on NPR and won regional and national awards. In September 2008, he landed the best job he could imagine as the editor of a talented team of regional correspondents serving 12 public radio stations in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Colin lives in Portland with his wife Stephanie Wiant, their three children and three chickens.

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Recent Articles


Historic Site, Cave Art Delay Transmission Line

Northwest News Network | Aug. 2, 2013 11:09 a.m.

Northwest history is colliding with the need to upgrade the region's electric transmission grid on a windblown patch of riverfront property at the east end of the Columbia River Gorge.


Former Oregon Republican House Speaker Remembered

Northwest News Network | April 9, 2013 5:08 p.m.

Oregon lawmakers are remembering a former Speaker of the House. Lynn Lundquist died Tuesday at his home in Powell Butte, Oregon. He was 78.


Washington Supreme Court Tosses Out Supermajority Tax Vote Requirement

Northwest News Network | Feb. 28, 2013 5:05 p.m.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - In a major decision Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court tossed out the state’s 2/3rds supermajority requirement for raising taxes. In


Fire Crews Report Progress Fighting Taylor Bridge Fire

Northwest News Network | Aug. 15, 2012 10:05 a.m.

Fire fighting officials in central Washington say it will take five to seven days to contain the Taylor Bridge fire near the ...

local | Economy

Wash. Jobs, Employment Numbers Contradict

Northwest News Network | Aug. 15, 2012 8:20 a.m.

Washington’s jobs and employment numbers for July contradict each other in the latest figures released Tuesday. Washington ...

Environment | Energy

WSU Researchers Patent Longer Battery Life Technology

Northwest News Network | May 24, 2012 2:51 p.m.

Researchers at Washington State University say they've found a way to keep lithium batteries charged three times longer. These are the batteries used in laptops, cell phones and electric vehicles.

local | Health

Kitzhaber Seeks Federal Health Care Waiver

OPB | April 30, 2012 9:42 a.m. | Portland, OR

Environment | Land

Court Decides Idaho Property Rights Case On Narrow Grounds

Northwest News Network | March 22, 2012 6:11 a.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an Idaho couple can challenge a decision by federal regulators that their lot is in a protected wetland. The ruling was relatively narrow.


Trucking Rules Eased To Help Dairies Through Winter Storm

Northwest News Network | Jan. 19, 2012 2:16 p.m. | Portland, OR

Environment | Land

Alarm Over Salmon Virus Reaches Congress

Northwest News Network | Oct. 23, 2011 10:02 a.m.

local | Economy

Washington's Budget Shortfall Grows By $1.2 Billion

Northwest News Network | Nov. 18, 2010 4:50 a.m. | Portland, OR


Voters Express Relief Campaigns Are Over

Northwest News Network | Nov. 2, 2010 6:05 a.m. | Milwaukie, OR


Kitzhaber's Girlfriend Denies Link To Investigation

Northwest News Network | Aug. 24, 2010 10:14 a.m. | Portland, OR


Oregon Energy Employees Under Criminal Investigation

Northwest News Network | Aug. 24, 2010 7:09 a.m. | Portland, OR


Police In Bahamas Looking For 'Barefoot Bandit'

Northwest News Network | July 6, 2010 5:41 a.m. | Portland, OR


Minnis, State Of Oregon To Pay $450,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

Northwest News Network | July 2, 2010 5:35 a.m. | Portland, OR


Study: Medical Wishes Honored More Often With POLST Form

Northwest News Network | July 2, 2010 3:21 a.m. | Portland, OR


Researchers Test Cannon Beach Tsunami-Proof Building

Northwest News Network | May 24, 2010 2:30 a.m. | Corvallis, OR

local | Health

Patient Advocates Want Federal Order On State Hospital

Northwest News Network | April 5, 2010 10:39 a.m. | Portland, OR

local | Health | Science

Mustard Agent Exposure Confirmed At Umatilla Chemical Depot

Northwest News Network | April 5, 2010 8:26 a.m. | Portland, OR