Reporter and Producer
Amanda Peacher is a multimedia reporter and producer covering Central Oregon based in Bend.
Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist, wilderness ranger and as an outreach specialist for a statewide nonprofit. She started at OPB in 2011 as the Public Insight Network journalist.
She’s a fellow with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and has reported in Mexico as a Savage International Peace Fellow. In 2013, she reported for NPR Berlin on a two-month Arthur F. Burns fellowship. In 2014 she received the national Equal Voice Journalism Award funded by the Marguerite Casey Foundation to report on hunger and SNAP in Oregon.
Amanda has masters degrees in literary nonfiction journalism and environmental studies from the University of Oregon.
Amanda enjoys cycling, playing cello and baking sweets.
An average brewery uses seven gallons of water for every one gallon of beer brewed. All of the waste water from Bend's booming beer industry is straining the city's wastewater treatment system.
Bend is considering ways to increase its affordable and middle income housing.
Nation | Communities | News | localOPB | July 11, 2017 5:30 p.m.
Investigators found that there was not enough evidence to criminally prosecute an officer who fired five shots, killing a suspect.
Family | Communities | Uncategorized | ArtsOPB | July 6, 2017 11:38 p.m.
This year’s national event south of John Day in Oregon drew 13,120 campers — almost double the entire population of Grant County — much to the dismay of the Forest Service.
Officials believe that the explosive device was authentic and were able to disarm it.
Supporters say they'll continue to press for more information about the shooting death of the Arizona rancher, who was one of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | June 26, 2017 4:31 p.m.
Fire managers are already working to contain a 2,200-acre fire on the Warm Springs Reservation.
The eastern Oregon town of 200 people is now unexpectedly home to two recreational marijuana stores.
Thirty-eight people contracted mumps in Oregon between January and April this year. That’s more than the combined total of 34 mumps cases in the five years prior.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | June 7, 2017 1:37 p.m. | Bend, Oregon
This year’s heavy snowpack made for a slightly later-than-usual start to the season.
NW Life | Communities | Fish & Wildlife | News | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Nation | Land use | local | PoliticsOPB | May 15, 2017 5:45 p.m.
The Interior Department canceled upcoming meetings of local citizen groups that give input to the Bureau of Land Management on how to manage public lands.
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