Reporter and Producer
Amelia Templeton is a multimedia reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering city hall, justice and local news.
She was previously a reporter for EarthFix, an award-winning public media project covering the environment in the Northwest. She coproduced the Oregon Field Guide and online special "Glacier Caves: Mt. Hood’s Secret World."
Amelia has been producing radio since 2004, when she contributed to a student radio podcast of stories from the war in Iraq. Amelia has also worked as a freelance journalist for NPR, American Public Media's Marketplace, and CBS News. From 2007 to 2009 she was a Refugee Policy Analyst with Human Rights First in Washington, D.C.
She has a degree in history from Swarthmore College.
Amelia enjoys hiking, exploring the Northwest, and raising chickens in her backyard.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler had perhaps the worst week of his tenure. Is the problem this particular mayor or Portland’s unique form of government?
Portland City Council has voted against a proposal from Mayor Ted Wheeler that would have given him the power to designate a time and place for protests between groups with a history of violence.
A hearing for an ordinance Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler introduced turned into a referendum on how the city has dealt with right-wing extremist groups.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is introducing a controversial ordinance that would give him the power to dictate the location and length of protests. He might have the votes to pass it.
Portland voters elected civil rights activist Jo Ann Hardesty to fill the seat of retiring Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman. She is the first woman of color to serve on Portland City Council.
OPB's politics team breaks down the wins and losses in the 2018 midterm election in this special episode of "OPB Politics Now."
Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly has invited city workers to go door to door Friday to encourage people to vote in parts of East Portland. Here's what you need to know about her plan.
Loretta Smith's considerable successes advocating for communities of color in Oregon have been overshadowed by questions about her spending and conflicts with her colleagues and staff.
The Portland Police Bureau on Tuesday sought to clarify an Aug. 4 incident that involved officers discovering a group with a "cache" of firearms on top of a parking garage downtown during a protest.
In a press conference Monday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said he plans to introduce a policy — as early as this week— to respond to “escalating” street violence.
Portland City Council candidate Jo Ann Hardesty has snagged an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer.
In a debate at the Portland City Club, City Council candidates Loretta Smith and Jo Ann Hardesty differed sharply on public safety. They also misstated some facts.
Students protesting the shooting of Jason Washington say they will occupy the steps of the PSU campus security building to pressure the school to disarm campus police.
OPB's senior political reporter Jeff Mapes is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and reporters Ericka Cruz Guevarra and Amelia Templeton.
Records and interviews raise questions about financial oversight and record keeping at the Portland NAACP chapter during candidate Jo Ann Hardesty's time as president.
Jason Washington was shot by police in June carrying a gun that wasn’t his, according to records released by the Portland Police Bureau on Friday.
A grand jury has decided not to criminally charge two Portland State University campus police officers implicated in the first officer-involved shooting at the university.
The Portland City Council unanimously passed a zoning change Wednesday that will make it harder for mobile home park owners to close the parks and redevelop them as apartments or condos.
A proposal to make it harder to redevelop manufactured home parks is headed to the Portland City Council. The parks are the latest front in the struggle over the displacement of low-income communities.