Reporter and Producer

Conrad Wilson


Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Prior to coming to OPB, he was a reporter at Minnesota Public Radio. Before that he ran the news department at an NPR affiliate in Colorado. His work has aired on Marketplace and NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has also written for Mashable, The Oregonian, Business Week, City Pages and The Christian Science Monitor.

Conrad earned a degree in international political economics and journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Conrad is an avid photographer and loves spending time in the snow or on a trail.

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Recent Articles

News | Politics | local

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman Placed On Leave Amid Investigation

OPB | March 24, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has been placed on paid administrative leave, the mayor's office said late Friday.

News | local | Nation

Mother Of Teen Killed By Portland Police Calls For Federal Investigation

OPB | March 22, 2017 10:23 a.m. | Portland

The mother of a 17 year-old African-American teen shot and killed by a Portland Police Officer in February is calling for a federal investigation into the death of her son.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Convicts 4 Malheur Occupiers Of Misdemeanor Charges

OPB | March 21, 2017 4:27 p.m. | Portland

Four defendants who participated in last year's occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were convicted Tuesday of misdemeanors.

News | local

Federal Officials Claim Former Oregon US Attorney Impeded Investigation

OPB | March 20, 2017 8:30 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon State Bar is looking into whether former U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall violated ethics rules after an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate.

News | Politics | Environment | local

Judge Rules Environmental Groups Can Intervene In Cascade-Siskiyou Lawsuit

OPB | March 14, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Portland

A federal judge in Medford, Oregon, ruled Tuesday that several environmental groups can intervene in a lawsuit aimed at preventing the expansion the Cascasde-Siskiyou National Monument.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Federal Prosecutors Move To Drop Charges Against Tased Attorney For Bundy

OPB | March 13, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Portland

Federal prosecutors have filed a motion to drop charges against Marcus Mumford, the former attorney for Malheur occupation leader Ammon Bundy.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecutors: Malheur Defendants Don't Speak For Rural America

OPB | March 10, 2017 8:23 p.m. | Portland

Federal prosecutors gave a wide-ranging interview to OPB about the lessons they learned from last fall's acquittals and why they think the occupiers don't speak for rural America.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

2 Occupiers Found Guilty Of Conspiracy For Roles In Oregon Standoff

OPB | March 9, 2017 11:35 a.m. | Portland

A jury has convicted occupiers Jason Patrick and Darryl Thorn on felony conspiracy charges for their roles in last year’s takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Judge Presses Prosecutors For Specifics In Misdemeanor Case

OPB | March 8, 2017 2:31 p.m. | Portland

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown heard evidence Wednesday related to the misdemeanor charges against four defendants linked to last year’s armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

2nd Malheur Trial Goes To Jury, Tempers Flare Outside Courtroom

OPB | March 7, 2017 2:19 p.m. | Portland

The fate of four occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is now up to a 12-person jury.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Occupier's Father Calls His Son A Liar In Federal Court

OPB | March 6, 2017 7 p.m. | Portland

Defense witnesses in the second trial stemming from last year’s occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge provided new details and refuted previous testimony about a Dec. 29, 2015, meeting in Burns.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Defense Witnesses Describe Fear At Malheur Refuge After Occupier Died

OPB | March 6, 2017 1:15 p.m. | Portland

Federal court was packed Monday for what appears to be the final day of the defense’s case in the second trial stemming from last year’s occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

2nd Malheur Trial Could Go To Jury Early Next Week

OPB | March 1, 2017 1:14 p.m. | Portland

The defense continued making its case Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court in Portland.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ammon Bundy Contradicts Previous Testimony On Refuge Takeover

OPB | Feb. 28, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

Occupation leader Ammon Bundy confirmed in federal court Tuesday he had a plan to takeover the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ammon Bundy Returns To Oregon To Testify In Refuge Trial

OPB | Feb. 28, 2017 1:01 p.m. | Portland

After five full days of testimony, federal prosecutors in the second Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation trial rested their case-in-chief Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Former Occupier: Ammon Bundy Plotted Takeover At Secret Meeting

OPB | Feb. 27, 2017 7:15 p.m. | Portland

Blaine Cooper is the first occupier to cooperate with prosecutors by testifying at trial. During cross-examination, the defense sought to discredit Cooper.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Defense To Call Occupation Leader Ammon Bundy As 1st Witness

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 4:05 p.m. | Portland

While the judge has barred the defense from talking about the acquittals in the first trial while in the jury's presence, it’s possible Bundy could bring it up during his testimony.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

In Malheur Video, Occupiers Discuss Plan To 'Lay Down Lead'

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 5:26 p.m. | Portland

Federal employees who worked at the Malheur National Wildlife refuge testified Thursday in U.S. District Court they weren’t able to do their jobs last year because of armed occupiers.

News | Land use | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Bonus: The Jurors Talk

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 2:52 p.m. | Portland

How did the jury from the first Malheur refuge trial arrive at a guilty verdict? The two most prominent jurors explain. 

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

FBI Authorized Informants To Commit Crime While At The Refuge

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 12:48 p.m. | Portland

While federal prosecutors made more attempts to draw connections between the evidence and charges, much of the Wednesday was spent talking about the FBI's use of informants at the Malheur refuge.


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