Courtney Sherwood
Courtney Sherwood

Courtney Sherwood


Courtney Sherwood is editor of OPB's climate and environment reporting team.

She began contributing to OPB special projects, filling in as a radio editor, and contributing to the digital team starting in 2012, and served as managing editor for digital content from 2022 through January 2024.

Courtney spent a number of years specializing in data journalism, with a focus on business, banking and health care reporting. Her byline has appeared on the front page of the New York Times, as well as on stories for Reuters, Vice, Science magazine, the Seattle Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Portland Business Journal. She previously served as the business and features editor for The Columbian and editor-in-chief for The Lund Report.

She is a past recipient of a Wharton Business Journalists Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Grinnell College.

Latest Stories

Pacific Power seeks 17% Oregon rate hike

The electric company says it’s trying to raise $304 million to pay for renewable power sources and invest in upgrades to the grid, and also to pay for costs associated with wildfires. If approved, the rate increased would go into effect in 2025.


Thousands of Oregonians remain without power, with ice storm forecast Tuesday

Tens of thousands of Oregon homes and businesses were still without electricity Tuesday morning, as the National Weather Service warned of more challenging conditions to come. Many schools have canceled Tuesday classes. Portland warned that its sewer system is strained. At least four deaths may be linked to the weather.

Cold weather, power failures continue in aftermath of Oregon storm

More than 150,000 homes and businesses across Oregon were without electricity on Sunday in the aftermath of a weather system that brought high winds and below-freezing temperatures to much of the state. At least four people may have died of weather-related causes.