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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

Health | News | Politics | local

Multnomah County’s ER Doc Commissioner Pushes For Stronger COVID-19 Response

Multnomah County Commissioner – and emergency room doctor – Sharon E. Meieran says our leaders are consistently failing us as they put political concerns first, and science second.

Health | News | local

Salem COVID-19 Diagnosis Highlights Challenges Facing The Unhoused

People experiencing homelessness – especially those who do not live in shelters –  are likely to have underlying health conditions that make them especially vulnerable if they become infected with COVID-19.

local | News | Food

Central Oregon Braces For Expected Surge In COVID-19 Patients

Health care workers at Oregon's only level-two trauma center east of the Cascade Mountains is watching as COVID-19 diagnoses climb, and preparing for a surge.

Health | Family | News | Politics | local

Oregon Launches Neighborhood Support For Foster Families Stuck At Home

Oregon's new My Neighbor program aims to provide immediate support for foster families by connecting them to people in their own neighborhoods.

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Red Cross Seeks Donors As Group Blood Drives Cancel

COVID-19 has prompted many offices, churches and other groups to cancel blood drives. The Red Cross is looking for more individual donors to make up the difference.

Health | News | local | Business

Coronavirus Disrupts Supply Chains, But Toilet Paper Should Be Back Soon

The coronavirus pandemic is revealing weak links in the global supply chain that fuels American industry, fills grocery store shelves and supplies the online mail-order businesses that deliver.

Health | Nation | News | local

Coronavirus Halts Home Visits As Census-Takers Prepare To Work From Home

A global pandemic and Gov. Kate Brown’s order telling most Oregonians to stay home is pushing census-takers to rethink their plans to visit rural areas and tribal communities.

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How To 'Stay Home, Stay Safe,' When It's Not Safe At Home

Advocates say "Stay Home, Stay Safe" orders present extra challenges for people experiencing domestic violence.

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Eugene, Oregon, Faces Loss From Delay Of Olympic Trials

Delaying the Olympics — and the track and field trials scheduled in Oregon for June — will be an economic hardship for Eugene, according to Mayor Lucy Vinis.

Health | Family | News | local

As Senior Homes Ban Visitors, Loved Ones Seek New Ways To Connect

With older people especially vulnerable to COVID-19, many long-term care facilities have stopped allowing visitors. That’s created new challenges for residents, and for their loved ones who want to stay in touch.

Health | Economy | News | local | Business

Closures, Pandemic Cast Pall On Oregon Coast’s Tourist Towns

Astoria Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Reid foresees a ripple effect from restaurant layoffs. “In a community this size, every job is important.” 

Health | News | local

Cryptosporidium Found Again In Portland Water

Water bureau officials said drinking from the tap should be safe for most people. But people with AIDS, cancer or other immune conditions could be at risk of life-threatening gastro-intestinal illness.

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2 Tornadoes Confirmed In Sunday Night Storm In Portland Metro Area

The National Weather Service said two small tornadoes touched down Sunday night, one in southwest Washington and the other in Oregon, northwest of Portland.

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Suspect Named In Shooting Of Washington County Sheriff's Deputies

The man suspected of shooting two Washington County sheriff's deputies has a criminal history. 

Environment | News | local

Smoke Smothers SW Oregon As Firefighters Gain Ground On Milepost 97 Fire

Firefighters say they expect to fully surround southern Oregon’s Milepost 97 Fire within a few days — though the fight against the blaze is far from over.

Communities | News | local

Disabled TriMet Riders Criticize Cuts To Will Call Service

TriMet has cut its "will call" ride service for passengers with disabilities. That’s prompting some to worry about getting home from work, school and social activities.

Environment | Recreation | News | local

Health Officials Warn Of Toxic Algae At Vancouver Lake

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, poses a health risk for pets and people. The Clark County Public Health Department is warning swimmers to stay away from Vancouver Lake.

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Scrap Yard Fire Fills Portland Skyline With Smoke

More than 100 head start students have been evacuated from a school near a fire in Northeast Portland.

Health | News | Politics | local

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Measure 101

Oregon voters have overwhelmingly approved a package of health care taxes to ensure low-income Oregonians will keep their health coverage.  

Election | local | News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Understanding Measure 101

We explain what Measure 101 would do and dig into what opponents and proponents are saying ahead of the Jan. 23 vote.