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John Sepulvado

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.

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Recent Articles

local | News | Politics | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land': Meet The Defendants

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 7 a.m.

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.

local | News

Developer Homer Williams And His Homeless Shelter Epiphany

OPB | Aug. 14, 2016 8:47 a.m. | Portland

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?

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Refuge Occupier David Fry Says He Has Gender Dysphoria

OPB | July 14, 2016 6:15 p.m. | Portland

One of the last holdouts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge says he has had gender dysphoria for 11 years.

local | News

Portland Police Chief Steps Down Amid Investigation Into Shooting

OPB | June 27, 2016 9:01 a.m. | Portland

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 Water

Portland Parks And Recreation Finds More Elevated Lead Levels

OPB | 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. 

Family | News | local

Longtime Leader Leaves Basic Rights Oregon

OPB | June 20, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Portland, OR

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. 

local | News | NW Life | Summertime In The Pacific Northwest

Portland Shows Its Colors At Annual Pride Parade

OPB | June 19, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Portland

One week after 49 people were gunned down at an Orlando LGBTQ nightclub, thousands turned out in Downtown Portland for the Pride festival.  

local | News | Election | Business

Oregon Secretary Of State Certifies Corporate Tax Initiative Signatures

OPB | June 6, 2016 5:15 p.m. | Portland

Initiative Petition 28 would tax companies that make more than $25 million in annual sales. 

local | News | NW Life | History

'The Story Of Vanport Belongs To All Of Us'

OPB | May 29, 2016 12:39 p.m. | Portland

A new oral history project called the "Vanport Mosaic" chronicles the middle chapters of a story known for it's ending.

World | Nation | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016

The Walls Already Under Construction

OPB | May 29, 2016 12:26 p.m. | Portland

OPB's John Sepulvado reflects on a week's worth of unsettling anecdotes and speculation. 

local | Education | News | NW Life

Don't Forget The Brain: The Cleveland High Robotics Team's Trip To St. Louis

OPB | May 29, 2016 11:34 a.m. | Portland

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.

Nation | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016

Obama’s 'Overnight Success' In 2004 Was A Year In The Making

OPB | 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.

local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016

Ted Wheeler Will Be Portland's Next Mayor

OPB | May 17, 2016 8:15 p.m.

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler will be the next mayor of Oregon’s largest city.

local | News

Police Oversight Board Wants Portland's '48 Hour' Rule To End

OPB | May 16, 2016 1:15 p.m. | Portland, OR

A Portland Police Bureau oversight board wants to see the controversial "48 Hour" rule change before Mayor Charlie Hales leaves office. 

local | News | Election | Politics

Amanda Fritz: Steer Clear Of Absolutes

OPB | May 15, 2016 midnight | Portland, Oregon`

Amanda Fritz famously promised she wouldn't run again for Portland City Commissioner. So why did she change her mind?

local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016

Portland Mayor's Race: Bim Diston On The Issues

OPB | May 4, 2016 11:15 a.m. | Portland

Bim Diston is an activist and musician. He's running for Portland mayor. 

local | News | Politics

Mayor Hales’ Last Portland Budget Could Be Most Contentious

OPB | May 2, 2016 3:30 p.m.

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.

News | Politics

Documents: Media Pressure May Have Prompted Suspension Of DOJ Employee Over Twitter Surveillance

OPB | April 29, 2016 8:29 a.m.

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.  

local | News | Business | Economy

Anne Kubisch: There Is Economic Potential In Oregon's Rural Economies

OPB | April 24, 2016 10:19 a.m. | Portland

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.  

local | News | Politics

Oregon ACLU: DOJ May Have Broken Law With #BlackLivesMatter Probe

OPB | April 16, 2016 3:37 p.m. | Portland

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.