Meagan Cuthill joined OPB in September 2021. She is OPB's deputy digital editor. She previously worked at FOX 12 Oregon for four and a half years, getting up dark and early for the weekday morning news shift. While there, she wrote stories on an array of topics including Oregon’s historic 2020 wildfires, the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response and the unforgettable hagfish truck rollover of 2017 on Highway 101.
During her time at FOX 12, she was part of the team awarded “Best Digital Presence” from The Associated Press Television and Radio Association for markets 1-50 in 2017.
Cuthill is a born and raised Washingtonian who grew up in a suburb of Seattle. She left the Pacific Northwest to earn her dual bachelor’s degrees in politics and media studies from the University of San Francisco. After graduating, she returned to best corner of the U.S. and has called Oregon home since 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys the great outdoors and indoor bar trivia.
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Drazan concedes Oregon governor’s race to Kotek, tells supporters to ‘stay engaged’
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Merritt Paulson steps down as CEO of Portland Thorns, Timbers
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A classic American concession was first fried in Oregon: the corn dog
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Oregon political leaders react to end of Roe v. Wade
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