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Conrad Wilson


Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Prior to coming to OPB, he was a reporter at Minnesota Public Radio. Before that he ran the news department at an NPR affiliate in Colorado. His work has aired on Marketplace and NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has also written for Mashable, The Oregonian, Business Week, City Pages and The Christian Science Monitor.

Conrad earned a degree in international political economics and journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Conrad is an avid photographer and loves spending time in the snow or on a trail.

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Recent Articles

News | Election | Politics | local

Transgender Oregonians Hurry To Update Documents Before Trump Takes Office

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 noon | Portland

Advocates in the Pacific Northwest are encouraging transgender men and women to update their federal documents before the Trump administration begins.

Negligent Wounding Charge Dismissed Against Former Portland Police Chief

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

A judge has dismissed the charge against former Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea, who shot a friend during a hunting trip last April.

News | Environment | local

Cold Temperatures Settle In As Oregon Tries To Clear Out From Record Snowfall

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 6:44 a.m. | Portland

Many are concerned snow melt will lead to flooding in Northwest Oregon, while snowfall in Central Oregon is taking a toll on structures. Click to learn more and see photos from around the state.

Listen: What A Snow Day Sounds Like In Portland

OPB | Jan. 11, 2017 6:36 p.m. | Portland

What does a snow day sound like in Portland? Take a listen to this audio postcard gathered by OPB reporters.

News | Environment | local

Portland Area Hit With Historic Snowfall Tuesday Night, More On The Way

OPB | Jan. 11, 2017 6:33 a.m. | Portland

On top of historic snowfall recorded Tuesday evening, the area is expected to receive an additional 1-4 inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon.

News | Environment | local

Central Oregon's Big Bad Winter Continues

OPB | Jan. 11, 2017 5:45 a.m.

Central Oregon is having an unprecedented winter with snow accumulation so great, it's clogging roadways.

Politics | News | Business | local | Economy | Environment | Oil Trains In The Northwest

Oregon Lawmakers Will Try Again On Oil Train Safety Bill

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017 6:30 p.m. | Portland

The bill would give the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality the authority to regulate railroads carrying hazardous materials.

News | local | Communities | Nation

Central Oregon Will Get Hammered With More Snow

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017 11:33 a.m.

The National Weather Service forecasts 5-9 inches of snow could fall in Bend, Redmond and elsewhere in central Oregon by Thursday morning.

News | Business | Environment | local

Port Of Vancouver Names CEO Finalists

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017 8:24 a.m. | Portland

The Port of Vancouver has named three finalists for CEO. The finalists were chosen from about 80 applicants and will be interviewed later this month.

News | Health | Politics | local | Nation

Congresswoman Blames VA Delay For Southwest Washington Veteran's Death

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 4:13 p.m. | Portland

Washington Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is demanding the Department of Veteran Affairs investigate the death of a southwest Washington man who waited months for cancer treatment.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Bundy's Attorney Pleads Not Guilty In Courthouse Scuffle Case

OPB | Jan. 6, 2017 11:32 a.m. | Portland

The attorney for Ammon Bundy has pleaded not guilty to accusations stemming from a scuffle with federal marshals at the end of last fall's ranching standoff trial.

News | Music | local

ODOT Clears Homeless Camp In Portland During Freezing Temperatures

OPB | Jan. 5, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Portland

Amid freezing temperatures Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Transportation asked a small group of homeless people in Portland to move their camp.

News | local

Clark County Jail Will Spend $800K On Suicide Prevention Efforts

OPB | Jan. 5, 2017 4:30 p.m.

Clark County's new budget, which went into effect on Jan. 1, provides $823,000 for new beds and other measures that make it harder for inmates to die by suicide.

News | Business | Environment | local

Port Of Portland Files Lawsuit Against Monsanto

OPB | Jan. 5, 2017 11:12 a.m. | Portland

The Port of Portland is the 10th public entity on the West Coast to file a lawsuit against Monsanto Corporation. The city of Portland filed a similar case against Monsanto in July 2016.

News | Politics | local

In 2nd Term, Oregon's AG Says She'll Defend Oregon Against Trump

OPB | Jan. 4, 2017 3:31 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she’s prepared to defend the rights of Oregonians even if that means conflicts with the Trump administration.

News | local

Oregon Trooper Shot On Christmas 'Improving By The Hour'

OPB | Dec. 29, 2016 1:12 p.m. | Portland

Oregon State Police said Thursday that Trooper Nic Cederberg was able to talk for the first-time since being shot on Christmas.

News | Election | Politics | local

Mielke, Madore Officially Out As New Clark County Officials Take Office

OPB | Dec. 29, 2016 11:55 a.m.

Two newly elected Clark County Councilors took their oaths of office Thursday in downtown Vancouver, Washington.

News | Land | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Denies Malheur Occupation Leader's Guilty Plea Withdrawal

OPB | Dec. 28, 2016 5:39 p.m. | Portland

A federal judge has denied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leader Ryan Payne's effort to withdraw his guilty plea.

News | local

OSP Trooper Shot On Christmas Recovering After 3rd Surgery

OPB | Dec. 28, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon State Police trooper who was shot on Christmas had a third surgery Wednesday. According to state police, the surgery went well.

Economy | Business | Environment | local | News

Coal Train Derails Near Vancouver, Washington

OPB | Dec. 28, 2016 3:11 p.m. | Portland

A single Burlington Northern Santa Fe train car carrying coal derailed early Wednesday about 5 miles east of Vancouver, Washington.