Vince Patton is a producer for OPB's outdoor documentary show, Oregon Field Guide.
Previously, Vince worked in television news for 27 years in Portland, Dallas, Denver and Wichita, Kansas.
He has won nine Emmy Awards, including five for his work at OPB, and more than two dozen regional and national journalism honors from American Association for the Advancement of Science, Scripps Howard, ACE, SEJ and CINE. 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 has a degree from the University of Missouri.
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.
A couple sets out to see 365 waterfalls in a year but instead finds 500.
Ancient, simple fly-fishing from Japan called Tenkara becomes popular in the U.S.
A lake in the Cascades has several holes in it that look and act like bathtub drains.
The government responds to sea lions eating salmon with severe measures.
Columbia Spotted Frogs require full time water yet find a way to live in the desert.
The public is getting its first glimpse of the government’s killing of thousands of sea birds near Astoria.
Trucks carry most of Oregon's lumber out of the woods on forest roads. But before that was possible, the timber industry primarily relied on the river — some of which are still recovering.
Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local | News | OPB News BlogOPB | March 26, 2015 1:30 p.m. | Portland
Since 2009, Metro has placed streaked horned lark decoys in the restored St. Johns Prairie to attract the federally threatened species. But instead of wooing the bird, the decoys have lured some seriously baffled predators.
local | News | OPB News BlogOPB | Feb. 27, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Portland
As if Steve Jobs didn't have enough claims to fame, it turns out he had a septic system permit, forest management plan and maybe a house, and a pre-Apple apple tree in his name in Oregon's coast range mountains.
What do Smurfs, sonar and rockfish have in common? All are being used to see if Oregon's marine reserves actually protect the fish they're designed for.