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Fill-in Producer, Editor

Courtney Sherwood

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.

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Recent Articles

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A Vigil For A Black Violinist Who Died Too Young

Nearly a hundred string musicians convened in North Portland to issue a musical call for justice for a violinist who died before his time.  

Ugliness, Beauty Emerge By Daylight In Aftermath Of Nightly Portland Protests

Central downtown Portland has been transformed by the protests that have taken place nightly for close to three weeks.

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Thousands March At Dozens Of Pacific Northwest Protests Across Small Towns, Urban Neighborhoods

People have turned out to demonstrate for racial justice and police accountability in Hermiston, Pendleton and John Day, along the Oregon coast, and in neighborhoods around Portland and its suburbs.

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Portland Police Report 48 Arrests At One Protest, Praise A Separate Demonstration

The downtown Justice Center was again a source of conflict between law enforcement and protesters seeking police reforms.

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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden: Trump’s Social Media Order Seeks To ‘Mug The First Amendment’

After Twitter applied fact-checking labels to two of President Trump’s recent tweets, the president issued an executive order seeking to limit protections for social media companies. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says Trump is attacking the First Amendment.

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Oregon Is Hiring Dozens Of Contact Tracers, But Skill Set Is Hard To Find

Contact tracers keep outbreaks from growing by finding out who an infected person has been near and helping those who have been exposed get tested. The job requires an unusual combination of skills.

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An Eastern Oregon Restaurant Reopens To Fewer, Hesitant Diners

Across much of Oregon, coronavirus restrictions are easing and restaurants have been allowed to serve seated-meals once more. But an open door is not always enough to draw a crowd.

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Neighborhood Groups Advocate For Sanctioned Homeless Camps

A coalition of North Portland neighborhood associations is pushing the city to create organized camps for people experiencing homelessness.

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Q&A: What To Expect As Oregon Starts To Reopen

The majority of Oregon’s population still lives under a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. But residents of 31 mostly rural counties will see restrictions begin to ease on Friday. Here's what you need to know.  

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For Many Oregon Restaurants, Reopening Post-Pandemic May Not Add Up

The era of bustling restaurants may be at an end. Even when pandemic restrictions allow patrons back in, it could take years to return to profitability. Many are opting to close their doors.

local | Health | News

Racial, Ethnic Minorities Hit Harder By COVID-19

Racial and ethnic health disparities were already a problem before the coronavirus. Health officials in Oregon say social and class factors have made things worse during this pandemic.

local | Health | Election | News

Pandemic Hampers Outreach To Voters Who Speak Limited Or No English

The in-person events that were the heart of voter outreach efforts have been put on hold. But Multnomah County election officials are still holding office hours, as they also go virtual.

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Oregon Restaurants Adapt To Survive Amid Coronavirus Restrictions

Few large sectors have been hit as hard by the coronavirus-related economic fallout as restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Many have closed temporarily. Some have shifted to delivery or to-go orders. An increasing number are closing permanently.

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For People With Disabilities, COVID-19 Presents An Extra Burden

A global pandemic that’s made life harder for nearly everyone is adding an even greater burden on many people who are disabled.

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Oregon's Teacher Of The Year: Distance Learning Is Failing Vulnerable Students

Oregon's Teacher of the Year is sounding an alarm. Mercedes Muñoz says that distance learning is a farce — that it’s no substitute for in-person community, care and attention.

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Study Of COVID-19’s Spread Seeks To Track Thousands Of Oregonians

The “Key to Oregon” study aims to recruit 100,000 Oregonians to give leaders a real-time look at the COVID-19 situation in the state — and guide response and reopening.

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50 Years Later: Violent Clashes Between Anti-War Students And Portland Police

It's been 50 years since the Ohio National Guard shot dead four demonstrators at Kent State University, setting off a national wave of Vietnam War protests that reached Portland.

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Loneliness, Isolation: Side Effects Of Protecting Nursing Home Residents From COVID-19

As of mid-April, more than half of Oregon’s confirmed coronavirus deaths have been in long-term care facilities. Restrictions that aim to keep residents safe are also making it harder for them to stay close to family and loved ones.

local | Politics | News

9 Candidates Vie To Replace Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz In City Hall

Nine people will appear on the ballot in the May 19 race for Portland City Council, Commissioner Position 1.

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Walden On COVID-19, Reopening Eastern Oregon And National Vote-By-Mail

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon’s only Republican delegate in Congress, said he supports a science-driven approach to COVID-19, and he urges a cautious approach to taking vote-by-mail efforts nationwide.