Amanda Peacher

Public Insight Journalist
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Amanda coordinates OPB's Public Insight Network, a community of sources who share personal experiences with the newsroom. She also produces radio and web stories, data visualizations, and facilitates community engagement opportunities for the newsroom. Before coming to OPB she was a teaching fellow at the University of Oregon, where she was also the managing editor of Ecotone. Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist for outlets like High Country News and The Boise Weekly, as a wilderness ranger, and as an outreach specialist for a statewide nonprofit.

Amanda has masters degrees in literary nonfiction journalism and environmental studies from the UO. She’s a fellow with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and has reported in Mexico as a Savage International Peace Fellow. She enjoys cycling, playing cello, and baking sweets.

Recent Posts


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Curry County Hosts Public Safety Summit

OPB reporters met PIN sources, Terry Brayer and Linda Bozack when our TOL reporters attended the Curry County Public Safety Summit in Gold Beach. They were there to participate in discussions about public safety funding after voters recently rejected ...

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Oregon Faces A Continued Dry Spell In 2014

Our TOL reporters conducted a program assessing the repercussions of a particularly dry winter for Oregon along with an extremely low snowpack. Businesses, including farmers, ranchers, foresters and recreation providers are affected both short term an...