Arya Surowidjojo
Arya Surowidjojo

Arya Surowidjojo


Arya Surowidjojo is Senior Digital Video Producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

He oversees ideation, development and production of online video content—for and about the rapidly changing Pacific Northwest.

He is also co-creator and producer of "Superabundant,” OPB's online video series exploring the deep history, culture, ecology and future of the region's food ingredients.

Arya got his start freelancing for Vanity Fair. He co-produced a video for the magazine’s 2008 essay on waterboarding, “Believe Me, It's Torture.” The story is credited as the catalyst for former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s investigation of the interrogation practice.

Past work of Arya's have also been shown on Europe's ARTE, Al Arabiya English, Channel NewsAsia and the National Geographic Channel, among other international broadcasters.

Arya holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from American University's School of Communication in Washington, D.C.

Fun fact: that last "jo" is a fun "yo."

Latest Stories


Oregon’s wildfires from space and on the ground

On Sept. 10, 2020, OPB video teams were deployed across the length of Oregon to document the Santiam (also known as the Beachie Creek Fire), Almeda and Two Four Two wildfires. They encountered over 300 miles of near-unbroken hazardous smoke, pockets of total destruction and the human impact of an unprecedented fire crisis.

Dustin Hawks, left, and Nicolas Atanacio manipulate a 3D scan of a horn bowl in the cultural interpretation room at Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center in Grand Ronde, Ore., Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have scanned, studied and injected new life into artifacts that previously spent more than a century stored in London before temporarily returning home last year.

Life outside the bentwood box

Grand Ronde tribal artifacts spent more than a century stored out of sight in London. They’ve taken on new life since returning home a year ago.