Host, Weekend Edition
John Sepulvado is the Weekend Edition host at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
John began his journalism career reporting for the GalleryWatch news site in Austin, Texas. He has served as news director at the NPR affiliate WUSF in Tampa, Florida, a national correspondent at CNN and helped launch Marketplace Weekend. He was a Health Care Fellow at the USC Annenberg School where his reporting on birth defects near a toxic landfill resulted in the largest EPA fines at the time. The project earned him a Edward R. Murrow and a Public Radio New Directors Inc. awards.
John has won three other Murrow awards for environmental reporting and he shares in a Peabody for CNN's Gulf Oil Spill coverage and covered the Royal Wedding for CNN.
John attended Florida A&M in Tallahassee and is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
In the debut episode of "This Land Is Our Land," OPB takes a closer look at the men and women charged with taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year.
Portland developer Homer Williams said his plan to build a 400-bed shelter will help solve the city's homeless problem. But what's in it for him?
One of the last holdouts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge says he has had gender dysphoria for 11 years.
Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea is retiring. This comes amidst a criminal investigation into O'Dea shooting his friend.
News | NW Life | Health | Lead In The WaterOPB | June 20, 2016 7:30 p.m. | Portland
The Portland Parks and Recreation Department conducted 180 tests and found elevated lead levels in 17 samples. Officials plan to replace fixtures with elevated levels.
For 16 years, Jeana Frazzini served as director for Basic Rights Oregon as the group pushed for marriage equality. Now the LGBTQ advocate is leaving the organization and plans on exercising her own right to marry.
Initiative Petition 28 would tax companies that make more than $25 million in annual sales.
The Cleveland High Robotics Team got a last minute invitation to this year's world robotics championship. But in the rush to get to the competition, the team left behind a key component: the robot's brain.
News | Election | Politics | Nation | Election 2016OPB | May 19, 2016 5:32 p.m. | Chicago
Barack Obama’s 2004 keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention launched his national political career. But that fateful speech was head for disaster shortly before.
A Portland Police Bureau oversight board wants to see the controversial "48 Hour" rule change before Mayor Charlie Hales leaves office.
In his last year as Portland mayor, Charlie Hales would seem to have the financial winds at his back to push an aggressive agenda. But a proposed tax hike could complicate matters.
Internal documents released by the Oregon Department of Justice show that Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum may have acted to remove an employee at the center of a racial profiling scandal in response to media pressure.
Three years into her tenure as president of the Roseburg-based Ford Family Foundation, Anne Kubisch says it's time to rethink how we approach building rural economies.
An independent report outlining why the Oregon Department of Justice conducted a “threat assessment” on its lone civil rights employee raises questions about the competence of data investigators — and their supervisors — in the criminal justice division.