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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Are teachers prepared enough for the classroom?

Several new and experienced teachers, as well as parents of teachers told us about teacher preparation requirements, on-going education, new technology adaptations, teacher evaluation methodologies, the need for mentoring/coaching, innovative programs ...

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OPB listens to the community

The school year wraps up in our state – and so too does Oregon Public Broadcasting’slong look at how educators and parents are trying to deal with budget belt-tightening in Learning with Less. The Public Insight Network tools helped inform this reporting effort by Rob Manning from the first query sent out in August to a query on the effect... Read more »