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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