Reporter and Producer

Amelia Templeton


Amelia Templeton is a multimedia reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering city hall, justice and local news.

She was previously a reporter for EarthFix, an award-winning public media project covering the environment in the Northwest. She coproduced the Oregon Field Guide and online special "Glacier Caves: Mt. Hood’s Secret World."

Amelia has been producing radio since 2004, when she contributed to a student radio podcast of stories from the war in Iraq. Amelia has also worked as a freelance journalist for NPR, American Public Media's Marketplace, and CBS News. From 2007 to 2009 she was a Refugee Policy Analyst with Human Rights First in Washington, D.C.

She has a degree in history from Swarthmore College.

Amelia enjoys hiking, exploring the Northwest, and raising chickens in her backyard.

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Recent Articles

local | Water

Portland Water Bureau Has Location, Technology In Mind For New Filtration Plant

The Portland Water Bureau is advancing a plan to filter Portland's drinking water for the first time since the system came on line in 1895.

News | local | Politics

Candidate For Portland City Council Did Not Register Business, Opponent Says

Portland City Council candidate Loretta Smith is raising questions about her opponent’s business records.

News | local | Politics

Portland Mayor Announces Shake-Up Of Bureau Assignments

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has announced new bureau assignments for the City Council that will take effect Sept. 4.

News | local | Politics

Portland Police Chief: Allegations Of Protest Favoritism 'Ridiculous'

Portland's police chief has ordered her professional standards division to review police use of force during a far-right "free speech" rally and counter-protest on Saturday.

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Fresh Batch of Controversy In The Oregon Statehouse

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has accused legislative leaders of permitting a culture that downplays harassment and overlooks victims.

News | local

Joey Gibson, Lacking Oregon Permit, Says He Will Not Carry Gun At Rally

A series of Facebook posts and news stories have raised the prospect that members of the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer are bringing guns to a Portland rally.  If they do, they'll need a permit.

News | local

Portland Mayor Says Police Did Respond To 911 Calls Regarding ICE Protest

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is disputing a claim that the city’s police did not respond to requests federal workers made for help during a five-week-long protest outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office building.

News | local | Politics

Attorney: Portland Police Ignored Help Requests From Employees At ICE Building

The union that represents federal immigration workers has sent Portland’s mayor a cease and desist letter. It's the latest fallout from his handling of the recent protests at the federal immigration office in Portland.

News | local

Judge Dismisses Case Challenging Locker Room Use By Transgender Boy

The lawsuit stemmed from a safety plan Dallas High School put in place that allowed a transgender freshman, Elliot Yoder, to use the boys locker room, consistent with his gender identity.

Economy | News | local | Politics

Portland To Develop Database Of Rental Housing Inventory

Landlords will now be required to list the addresses of their rental properties when they submit their annual business license tax filing.

News | local | Politics

Portland Mayor Gives ICE Occupation 24 Hours To Leave

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is giving protesters camping on public land near the ICE building in Portland's South Waterfront 24 hours notice that they are trespassing and need to leave.

Environment | News | local

Substation Fire Now Nation's Top Firefighting Priority

The man who killed by exposure to the Substation Fire burning east of The Dalles died while trying to save a neighboring property, the Wasco County Sheriff's Office has confirmed. 

News | local

Lightning Starts New Fires in Oregon, But Humans Are Still The Leading Cause

Thunderstorms ignited more than 75 small wildfires in Southwest Oregon over the weekend, and firefighters expect more lightning in Southwest and Northeast Oregon Monday.

News | local | Politics | Transportation

4 Tweaks To Sell Southwest Washington Commuters On Portland Tolls

Oregon’s Transportation Commission is taking public input on a proposal that would implement tolls to reduce congestion on Interstates 5 and 205 through Portland. 

News | local

Portland Police Chief Asks For Investigation Into Arrests Of Homeless People

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw has asked for a review of whether officers have been disproportionately arresting people who are homeless.

Environment | News | local

Plan To Fund Clean Energy With Portland Business Tax Likely For Ballot

Backers of an initiative to fund clean energy projects in Portland with a new business tax say it will be on the ballot in November.

News | local

Oregon's Rep. Bynum On Race, Grace And Getting Stopped By The Police While Canvassing

State Rep. Janelle Bynum, who is black, said a constituent called the police on her while she was canvassing in her district this week.

News | local

No Signs Of Protesters Leaving As Portland ICE Building Reopens

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resumed activity at its southwest Portland building after protesters forced its closure for more than a week.

News | Recreation

People Celebrating July 4th Are Major Source Of Wildfires

Put down your Roman candles, sparklers and bottle rockets. Humans ignite more wildfires on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year.

News | local | Politics | Transportation

Portland Mayor's Chief Of Staff Takes Leadership Post At TriMet

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's chief of staff, Maurice Henderson, is taking a new job. He will be the new chief operating officer at TriMet.


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