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Conrad Wilson

Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering Southwest Washington based in Vancouver.

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


UCC Shooting Victim Released From Hospital

OPB | Oct. 13, 2015 8:45 a.m.

Cheyeanne Fitzgerald has been discharged from Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, according to hospital officials.

News | NW Life | local

About 150 Protest President Obama Arrival In Roseburg

OPB | Oct. 9, 2015 11:33 a.m.

President Obama is making the stop ahead of a meeting with Democrats in Seattle as well as a fundraiser in San Francisco.

News | local

Jason Johnson Remembered For Having 'A Good Heart'

OPB | Oct. 8, 2015 6:02 p.m.

The 33-year-old was one of nine victims of a tragic mass shooting at Umpqua Community College last week.

News | local

UCC Victim Chris Mintz Released From Hospital

OPB | Oct. 8, 2015 11:13 a.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg confirmed Thursday that Umpqua Community College shooting victim Chris Mintz has been released from the hospital.

News | local

Officers Who Shot Gunman Say They Aren't Heroes

OPB | Oct. 7, 2015 11:41 a.m.

An Oregon police chief says two detectives who ran toward the sound of gunshots and wounded the gunman who killed nine people at a community college don't want to be called heroes.

News | Politics | local

Oregon College Tragedy Raises Questions About Guns

OPB | Oct. 5, 2015 5:11 p.m.

The tragedy at Umpqua Community College, where 10 died and another nine were injured, is raising questions about what more could be done to prevent mass killings.

News | Education | local

Hearing Set For Friday As Kelso Teachers Continue Strike

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015 11:25 a.m.

At a hearing Wednesday, a Cowlitz County, Washington, judge did not find Kelso teachers in violation of an earlier court order.  

News | Parents | Family | Education | local

Kelso Teachers Strike Now In Day 5

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015 3:16 p.m.

Teachers in Kelso, Washington, were on strike for a fifth day Tuesday. The district and union are still trying to work out teacher pay.

News | Family | Education | local

Kelso Teachers Continue Strike Despite Judge’s Order

OPB | Sept. 21, 2015 5:47 p.m. | Kelso, Washington

Teachers in Kelso, Washington, continued their strike for a fourth day Monday.

News | Food | Health

Nearly 80 Percent Of Veterans Are Overweight, Obese

OPB | Sept. 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Nearly 80 percent of veterans are either overweight or obese. Another quarter suffer from diabetes. Those numbers are higher than the national average for all Americans.

News | Politics | Family | Education | local

Talks Continue, But No Deal Yet In Kelso Teacher Strike

OPB | Sept. 17, 2015 10:08 a.m.

Schools in Kelso were closed again Thursday as teachers in the southwest Washington district continued their strike.

News | Politics | Family | Education | local

Kelso Cancels School Wednesday Ahead Of Possible Teacher Strike

OPB | Sept. 15, 2015 5:30 p.m.

Teachers in Kelso voted Monday to go on strike unless a new contract agreement is reached by midnight Tuesday.

Economy | News | Business | local

HP Job Cuts May Not Affect Northwest Offices

OPB | Sept. 15, 2015 5:15 p.m.

Hewlett-Packard announced Tuesday it's cutting 30,000 jobs. The company has facilities in Oregon, Idaho and Washington.

News | Politics | local

Vancouver Moves To Allow Camping In Public Places

OPB | Sept. 15, 2015 8:23 a.m.

The Vancouver City Council voted Monday night to amend its ordinance on illegal camping.

News | Politics | local

Vancouver To Consider Changes To Camping Ordiance

OPB | Sept. 14, 2015 4:47 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The city of Vancouver, Washington, could adopt amendments to its unlawful camping ordinance at its meeting Monday.

News | Environment | local

Evacuations Reduced, Horsethief Butte Fire Containment Grows

OPB | Sept. 14, 2015 12:31 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Fire officials say the Horsethief Butte Fire in south central Klickitat County has burned more than 8,000 acres and is 50 percent contained.

News | Environment

Washington Residents Evacuated After Wildfire Grows

OPB | Sept. 14, 2015 7:09 a.m.

Fire officials in Kilckitat County, Washington evacuated 300 residents Sunday after a fast moving wildfire grew to more than 400 acres.

News | local

Fast-Moving Fire In Southern Washington Forces Evacuations

OPB | Sept. 13, 2015 11:30 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Fire officials in Klickitat County, Washington, evacuated 300 residents Sunday after a fast-moving wildfire grew to more than 400 acres.

Politics | local | Economy | News | Business | Transportation

TriMet To Vote On Increasing Business Tax

OPB | Sept. 9, 2015 3:26 p.m.

TriMet’s board of directors will vote Sept. 16 whether to increase its tax on businesses. Employers pay a tax to the transit agency based off their payroll, which funds 56 percent of TriMet’s $510 million budget.

News | Business | local

KOIN-TV Owner To Buy KPTV Parent Company For $2.4B

OPB | Sept. 8, 2015 4:26 p.m.

Media General, which owns Portland CBS affiliate KOIN, announced plans to buy Meredith Corporation, owner FOX affiliate KPTV.