Rob Manning


Rob Manning has been a news reporter at OPB since 2003, after briefly serving as host of OPB’s Morning Edition in the summer of 2002. Before coming to OPB, Rob contributed freelance print stories to Planning Magazine and Willamette Week, and worked as a reporter and producer for Free Speech Radio News. Rob covers education, the environment, and local government at OPB. Rob was part of the reporting teams that won a 2009 Peabody Award (“Hard Times”) and a Harry Chapin Media Award in 2004 (“The Hunger Series”). Rob won two investigative reporting awards in 2007, and has received multiple honors for his education series Learning With Less. Rob graduated from Pomona College with a concentration in anthropology and music. He learned radio at KBOO.

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Recent Articles

OSU Plans New Science Facilities

Jan. 30, 2015 4:13 p.m.

Oregon's Graduation Rate: Unpacking The Numbers

Jan. 29, 2015 5:13 p.m.

Oregon Graduation Rates Improving, But Still Need Work

Jan. 29, 2015 midnight

Oregon PERS Better Funded Than Many Other Teacher Pension Systems

Jan. 27, 2015 5:24 p.m.

Oregon's 2013 High School Graduation Rate Lowest In The Nation

Jan. 26, 2015 4:35 p.m.

PPS Board Plans Tuesday Vote On Transfer Policy Changes

Jan. 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Debate On Standardized Testing Will Heat Up In The Northwest

Jan. 14, 2015 4:14 p.m.

Oregon's Kindergarten Assessment Report Is Released

Jan. 14, 2015 3:04 p.m.

Portland Public Schools Consider Boundary Changes

Jan. 14, 2015 11:22 a.m.

Governor Kitzhaber Is Philosophical At Fourth Inauguration

Jan. 12, 2015 4:50 p.m.

Governor Kitzhaber's Inauguration Speech Highlights Oregon's Economic Inequities

Jan. 12, 2015 3:24 p.m.

Ducks Lead Bucks In One Important Statistic

Jan. 10, 2015 noon

Mark Hass Cheers President Obama's Plan For Free Community College

Jan. 09, 2015 3:29 p.m.

Trail Blazers Extend Olshey's Contract

Jan. 08, 2015 3:57 p.m.

National Education Report: Oregon Gets Low Grades

Jan. 08, 2015 2:10 p.m.

Police Accountability Advocates Protest In Downtown Portland

Jan. 07, 2015 4:36 p.m.

Portland City Council Votes To Save Historic Building

Jan. 07, 2015 2:45 p.m.

OSU Cascades To Offer Oregon's First Hospitality Management Degree

Jan. 06, 2015 2:34 p.m.

High Levels Of Radon In Many Parts Of Oregon

Jan. 06, 2015 2:11 p.m.

Oregon Appeals Court Rules Against Water Permits On Clackamas River

Jan. 05, 2015 4:44 p.m.

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