narrative journalist reporting on nature and culture in the American West



Amanda Peacher is an award-winning reporter who specializes in audio storytelling and editing and narrative journalism.

Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist 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 benefits 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.

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