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

Nation | News

Portland Woman Attacked Day Before Fatal MAX Stabbings Says Police, TriMet Failed Her

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017 10:07 a.m. | Portland

A woman who reported being physically assaulted by a white supremacist a day before he stabbed three people on a MAX train is questioning why police didn't arrest him after her attack.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Revokes Malheur Occupier's Pretrial Release

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 midnight | Portland

Prosecutors said Darryl Thorn threatened on Aug. 6 to hang himself on Facebook Live. Prosecutors said Thorn also threatened to seek suicide by police officer.

Nation | Education | News

Gov. Brown Commutes Inmate's Sentence On Eve Of Transfer To Adult Custody

OPB | Aug. 15, 2017 12:39 p.m. | Portland

In 2010, Brandon Dixon committed several armed robberies.

local | News

Portland's Next Police Chief Says She's Here To 'Strengthen' Bureau

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 1:49 p.m. | Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler's pick for police chief, Danielle Outlaw, comes to Portland after 19 years with the Oakland Police Department. Since 2013, she served as a deputy chief.

local | News

Portland Ignores DA's Advice On Police Use-Of-Force Investigations

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 3:01 p.m. | Portland

City Council members unanimously voted to require Portland police officers who use deadly force to give a statement to internal affairs within 48 hours of the event.

local | Nation | History | News

Portland Mayor Taps Danielle Outlaw To Be Police Chief

OPB | Aug. 7, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler offered the position to Danielle Outlaw, 41, a deputy chief in the Oakland Police Department.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Travis Cox Sentenced For Role In Malheur Occupation

OPB | Aug. 7, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown sentenced Malheur refuge occupation defendant Travis Cox on Monday to two months of home detention and two years of probation.

local | News

Portland Mayor, Council Get Earful On New Police Ordinances

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 9:52 a.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council began considering three ordinances at its meeting Thursday that could change the way the Portland Police Bureau operates.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecutors Want Possible Bullet From Ryan Bundy's Arm As Evidence

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:24 p.m. | Portland

A piece of metal lodged in Malheur occupation leader Ryan Bundy’s shoulder could be a key piece of evidence in the case against an FBI agent accused of misconduct in a shooting.

local | News

Smoke Drops Forecasted Portland Temps Just Shy Of Record High

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Extreme heat is still expected to blanket the Willamette Valley the rest of this week, but it may be just shy of record breaking.

local | Politics | History | News

Portland Plans African-American Community Center For Neighborhood It Once Demolished

OPB | Aug. 1, 2017 4:20 p.m. | Portland

Portland leaders say the proposed development — in the historic heart of the city's African American community — will foster affordable housing and returning businesses.

local | News

Portland Releases List Of Police Chief Interview Panelists

OPB | July 21, 2017 4:19 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Mayor's Office released a list Friday of community members involved in the city's next search for police chief.

Communities | Nation | NW Life | News

Portland Mayor Wants To Take Police Deadly Force Issue Before Court

OPB | July 21, 2017 10:22 a.m.

The mayor is expected to file an ordinance Friday that would compel officers to be interviewed within 48-hours of a deadly force incident.

local | Politics | News

Critics Of Portland Police's New Deadly Force Rules Want Mayor To Intervene

OPB | July 20, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Portland

A new Portland Police Bureau policy governing how it conducts internal affairs investigations after an officer uses deadly force is drawing strong resistance from some community members.

local | News

6 Candidates Remain In Portland's Search For Police Chief

OPB | July 18, 2017 4:13 p.m. | Portland

Interviews for the Portland Police Bureau's next chief are set to continue this week. Six candidates remain, including current chief, Mike Marshman.

local | News

MAX Double Homicide Suspect: 'No Heroes In This Case'

OPB | July 18, 2017 9:46 a.m. | Portland

A Portland man accused of killing two men and injuring a third on a TriMet MAX train this spring appeared in court Tuesday morning.

local | News

New Tensions Surface Over How Portland Handles Officer-Involved Shootings

OPB | July 14, 2017 2:54 p.m. | Portland

Police reform groups worry changes to police contracts could add days or weeks to the time it takes an officer to make an official report.

local | Politics | News

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Appoints 8 New Judges

OPB | July 12, 2017 9:27 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed eight new judges to Clackamas and Multnomah County Circuit Courts as well as the state’s Court of Appeals.

local | News

FBI Agent Indicted In Finicum Shooting Hires High Profile DC Attorney

OPB | July 10, 2017 11:29 a.m. | Portland

Indicted FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Joseph Astarita has retained attorney Robert Cary, who is well known for his defense of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

local | Nation | Politics | News

Portland Joins Lawsuit Over Trump's Sanctuary City Order

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:29 p.m. | Portland

The city of Portland has joined Seattle’s lawsuit over the Trump administration’s executive order targeting sanctuary cities.


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