As we work to build the region’s most trusted news organization, we are proud to focus our equity mission on:

  1. Better serving all communities across the Northwest;
  2. Creating a workplace and culture where all OPB employees feel valued, feel seen and can thrive.

Our audience

We must serve our audiences more equitably and inclusively.

We are working to amplify the voices of diverse and marginalized individuals and communities, confronting injustices, and holding those in power and those with privilege accountable — beginning with ourselves.

And in order to understand and report on the communities that call this region home, OPB’s staff needs to reflect those communities.

Our workplace

We must foster a culture for our employees in which people of all backgrounds and abilities experience a sense of belonging, safety, value and investment.

Our goal is to create a workplace where every employee feels comfortable asking hard questions and challenging the status quo, knowing that their experiences and opinions will be heard and taken seriously.

From OPB's Equity Statement

Learn more about our commitment to equity here.

Image credits clockwise from top:
· OPB Science & Environment Reporter Monica Samayoa conducts an interview, May 24, 2022 near Boardman, Ore. (Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB)
· OPB Education Reporter Meerah Powell on location at Lent K-5 in Southeast Portland, March 29, 2022. (Kristyna Wentz-Graff / OPB)
· “Think Out Loud®” daily talk show host Dave Miller inside OPB’s Gert Boyle Studio. (OPB Staff)