Tony Schick
Tony Schick

Tony Schick


Tony Schick is an investigative and data reporter for OPB's Science & Environment unit.

Tony previously worked as the web editor for Investigative Reporters and Editors, a journalism nonprofit based in Columbia, Missouri. He has worked as a freelance reporter and researcher since 2007.

He has undergraduate degrees in journalism and sociology from Gonzaga University, where he spent enough time after hours in the student newsroom that he and his wife named their dog, Myron, after the building’s beloved overnight custodian. He received his master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. 

Tony was born and raised in Portland.

Latest Stories


Oregon lawmakers consider bill to overhaul public defense system

Senate Bill 337 would create a new stable of public defense attorneys as state employees and create new methods and oversight for how the state contracts out the rest of its caseloads. It is the latest of several attempts in recent years to address problems in Oregon’s public defense system.

The fight of the Salmon People

Randy Settler’s family has spent generations fighting for its right to harvest salmon. But the federal government squandered its chance to recover the endangered fish before the onset of climate change. Now, Settler sees it all slipping away again.

Unchecked pollution is contaminating the salmon that Pacific Northwest tribes eat

Native tribes in the Columbia River Basin face a disproportionate risk of toxic exposure through their most important food. While tribes have pushed the government to pay closer attention to dangerous chemicals and metals in fish, that hasn’t happened. So, we did our own testing. What we found was alarming for tribes.