Phyllis Fletcher

Former Managing Editor

Phyllis Fletcher managed our regional collaborative journalism service for three years before accepting a bureau chief post with NPR. She is sought as a news analyst for live broadcast, and as a writer and speaker on racism, inclusive sourcing and breaking news production techniques. 

Fletcher was named the inaugural Public Radio News Directors, Inc. Editor of the Year in 2017 and is interim president of the Seattle Association of Black Journalists. Her honors include a national Edward R. Murrow Award, a Sigma Delta Chi medal, two Gracies, two UNITY Awards, two Salutes to Excellence from the National Association of Black Journalists and a first prize in beat reporting from the Education Writers Association. She has been named a Friend of Scholastic Journalism by the Journalism Education Association.

Fletcher is a graduate of  the University of Washington, Columbia University and James A. Garfield High School. She has earned academic credentials in demography, software engineering and accounting fraud detection.

Olivia Weitz

People who knew Antonio Zambrano-Montes said he had been sad and depressed in the months before his death in Pasco, Washington. He was shot in February by police after witnesses say he had been throwing rocks at a busy intersection.

The Franklin County prosecutor has not announced a decision about whether officers would be charged in his death, but the prosecutor's office released interview recordings, eyewitness videos and hundreds of pages of investigatory documents Wednesday.

Alan Sylvestre / OPB

Northwest politicians reacted Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states.

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