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I’m a trending reporter for The Oregonian, a job I’ve been plugging away at since I arrived in Portland in February of 2016. Think of it as a sort of breaking news desk for viral content, whether it’s suspiciously phallic weather patterns or an Oregon senator stalling debate on a healthcare bill.

Sometimes major news events require all hands on deck, such as the MAX stabbing in Portland that left two men dead and another hospitalized. I was the first reporter to connect with the family of one of the teenager girls who was harassed by the alleged assailant. The following day, I tracked down friends of one of the men who lost his life protecting them.

I was previously the county government and healthcare reporter for The Grants Pass Daily Courier, the 11,000-circulation daily newspaper based in Josephine County.

I’m a proud alumnus of The Emerald, the University of Oregon’s independent student media organization.

My work has appeared in The Yamhill Valley News-Register and The Statesman Journal.


  1. Eder, question–what kind of journalist do you want to be? Copy editor, managing editor, magazine writer?
    Also, if you get a chance, take Rebecca Force and Peter Laufer, not to mention Wheeler!

    • Well, I’ve dreamed of being a news reporter for a long time and that’s still my first choice as a profession to pursue after I graduate. I’d also love to be paid to cover the video game industry as it’s something I’ve been fascinated by since I can remember. Writing features is a really close third; that’s what I’m hoping to gain more experience in very soon.

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