Amelia Templeton
Amelia Templeton

Amelia Templeton


Amelia Templeton is OPB’s health reporter, covering COVID-19, health inequality and Oregon’s unique approach to health care.

She’s reported for OPB since 2010. Her beats in the past have included Portland City Hall, housing and homelessness, and public lands.

Amelia’s reporting has taken her across the state to covering life in homeless camps along Portland’s Springwater Corridor trail, the collapse of public safety in rural Oregon counties and the Bundy family’s occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

She received the 2013 Sigma Delta Chi award for investigative radio for a story about public safety failures in Josephine County and an Edward R. Murrow Award for her work on the "Oregon Field Guide" documentary "Glacier Caves: Mount Hood’s Hidden World."

Amelia has been producing radio since 2004, when she contributed to a student radio podcast of stories from the war in Iraq. She has a degree in history from Swarthmore College.

She serves on the board of trustees of Catlin Gabel and volunteers every year with the Lents Neighborhood’s Chicken Beauty Contest.

Latest Stories


Measure 110 would make Oregon 1st state to decriminalize drug use

Supporters say the goal is to take people who are addicted to drugs out of the criminal justice system and to treat their addiction as a medical problem. Opponents counter the measure goes to far toward decriminalization without investing enough in treatment.

2 people remain missing in Oregon’s devastating wildfires

Nine people have died and two are still considered missing in Oregon's devastating wildfires. Law enforcement officials in the four counties hit hardest say that while the situation remains somewhat fluid, most people managed to evacuate safely, and they don’t think the death toll will continue to rise.