Vince Patton hit the ground running reporting for Oregon Field Guide in 2007 after spending 27 years in television news in Denver, Wichita, Dallas and Portland. He also contributes reports to OPB News. His work has received more than two dozen journalism honors including national awards from American Association for the Advancement of Science, CINE, Scripps Howard and the Society of Environmental Journalists plus five regional Emmys. In 2003, he was one of a dozen U.S. journalists chosen for a prestigious Knight Wallace Fellowship for a year of study at the University of Michigan. Vince is an avid nature photographer whose images have won honors from the Oregonian and the Oregon State Fair and have been featured in OPB member guides and calendars.