Central Oregon Bureau Chief
Emily Cureton joined OPB as the Central Oregon Bureau Chief in July 2018. She’s reported and produced award-winning coverage for Georgia Public Broadcasting, Jefferson Public Radio and community newspapers like the Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City, California, and the Big Bend Sentinel in Marfa, Texas.
Emily has a broad background in journalism — from a radio and newspaper reporter, to guest host and assignment editor of daily talk programs. In 2015, she was a California Health Journalism Fellow, producing a multimedia series on how rural communities handle domestic violence reports. Her journalism honors include a nod for best use of sound in a major market from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, a Georgia Associated Press award for best radio documentary, and various awards for investigative and enterprise reporting from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Emily graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with degrees in history, Russian and studio art. Among other adventures, she’s driven a van from Oregon to Costa Rica and hiked from the California coast to the Pacific Crest in Ashland. When she isn’t working on a great story, you’re likely to find her horseback riding, surfing or getting way too competitive during a friendly game of Scrabble.
A staffing report shows high turnover, low morale and botched work.
One emergency service shelter became a flashpoint for a community responding to people on the fringe of its growth.
A frolicking good snow week for some Oregonians means surviving blackouts and dangerous roads for others.
Bend and Prineville break February records, with more on the way for Central Oregon.
A Redmond man was exonerated and freed from prison last year, but his case won’t be closed for decades.
Western Communications controls the fate of local news where no one else delivers it, and the company is in dire straits.
It was the Republican's first town hall visit to Bend since being booed in 2017, and losing Deschutes County voters to a Democrat in 2018.
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Sixty Central Oregon studentspacked a lecture hall at OSU Cascades recently to learn the basics of design. The objective was to create something innovative.
Central Oregon Community College made changes after a campus guard killed a student. Now, Bend police say the college is bungling crime reports, and women pay the price.
In Madras new houses are dedicated to farm workers, built by young people who learned the tools of the trade as they went.
A Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy who shot a fleeing suspect will not face criminal charges. But the district attorney says there's still cause for concern.
Bend courts duplex and triplex construction by city code, hoping middle-income housing will fill existing neighborhoods.