Courtney Sherwood fills in as editor and producer in a number of web and broadcast roles at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Outside of OPB, she also reports for magazines, newspapers and online publications. Courtney was previously business and features editor at The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, Washington. She also worked as a reporter at The Portland Business Journal and other publications in the Pacific Northwest and in Virginia.
She received a Wharton Business Journalists Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
Courtney graduated with a degree in English from Grinnell College, where she was editor-in-chief of the college newspaper and hosted a news program on the community radio station KDIC.
COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, bringing the pandemic’s death toll in the state to 325. In Hermiston, a door-to-door study suggests 17% of the population may be infected. And even the wilderness is affected, according to forestry officials who see a coronavirus connection to recent wildfires.
More Oregonians have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The state is offering financial help to encourage exposed agricultural workers quarantine. And artistic performers have found a way to put on a show while maintaining their distance. Watch this story for live updates about COVID-19.
One in 10 Oregon coronavirus diagnoses is of a child. 17% of Hermiston residents could have COVID-19. Oregon's legislators will return to Salem to plug a massive budget hole, and likely will take up pandemic-related workplace legislation. And other live updates throughout the day.
Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus in recent days, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday that Umatilla County has been moved back to the baseline of the state’s reopening plan, effective Friday. Morrow County has also been moved back to Phase 1 starting Friday.
Oregon passed a grim milestone earlier this week with its 300th death due to the coronavirus, as many schools across the Pacific Northwest announced they would start the coming academic year with only-only classes. We'll have live updates in this story throughout Thursday.