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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

local | Health | News

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.

local | News

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.

local | News

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. 

local | Environment | News

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.

local | Environment | News | Recreation

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.

local | News

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.

local | Politics | Health | News

'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.  

local | Politics | Election | News

'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.

local | Environment | News

Investigators Say Lawnmower Sparked Stouts Creek Fire

Fire investigators said Thursday that southern Oregon's Stouts Creek Fire seems to have started by a lawnmower used in violation of local orders.

local | News

USGS Funds Next Steps Toward Quake Warning System

The West Coast is one step closer to getting an early earthquake warning system.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Thousands Of Hatchery Fish Die After Valve Clogs

The entire run of pre-smolt spring Chinook that the Rock Creek Hatchery planned to release next year died when a clogged intake valve cut off their access to fresh water.

News | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

Expert: Relationships And Forethought Key To Disaster Planning With Disabilities

Preparing for a big earthquake or other disaster can pose extra challenges for people with disabilities and their families.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Oil Companies Pressured On Safety, Thousands Affected By Unemployment Database Breach

Headlines for Tuesday, Oct. 14: Companies are under pressure to make their oil less explosive before they load it onto rail cars; more than 850,000 people may have had information stolen from an Oregon database; hundreds of new apartments are coming to Eugene; and more.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Officials Say Uber Is Illegal In Eugene, Decorated Veteran Sues Former Employer

Headlines for Friday, Oct. 3: Officials say Uber ride-share is illegal in Eugene; Canby High School's football players win the right to wear pink; police are still looking for a stolen painting; and more.

OPB News Blog

Oregon Zoo Opens Lion Cub Naming To A Vote

Oregon Zoo officials want help naming three feisty lion cubs born three weeks ago. So they've suggested  two names for each animal, and set up an online ballot.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: PDX Trains For Potential Ebola Passenger, Wolves Could Be Killed After Livestock Attacks

Headlines for Thursday, Oct. 2: Portland International Airport fire crews are training to recognize Ebola, BLM can't account for all of its firefighting equipment or spending, wolves near Meacham could be killed for preying on livestock in the area, and more.

Officials Laud Record-Setting Columbia River Salmon Run

Officials who monitor salmon counts thought this would be a big year for endangered fish. But they didn't think it would be this big.

local | NW Life | Water

Portland Regatta Canceled Due To Toxic Algae

This weekend's Row for the Cure Regatta has been canceled because of toxic algae.


Portland Commissioner Fritz's Husband Dies In I-5 Wreck

The husband of Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz was killed in an Interstate 5 accident in Salem on Wednesday morning.