Chris Lehman

Salem Correspondent

Chris Lehman graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1997. He landed his first job less than a month later, producing arts stories for Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana. Three years later he headed north to DeKalb, Illinois, where he worked as a reporter and announcer for NPR affiliate WNIJ-FM. In 2006 he headed west to become the Salem Correspondent for the Northwest News Network.

Chris is a native of rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was born in the upstairs bedroom of his grandmother's house, and grew up in a 230-year-old log cabin in the woods. Chris traces his interest in journalism to his childhood, when his parents threatened to take away his newspaper if he didn’t do his chores.

In addition to working full time in public radio for the past decade, Chris has also reported from overseas on a freelance basis. He's filed stories from Iraq, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe and Uganda. He lives in Salem with his wife and children.

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The Oregon House debated more than two hours Tuesday before voting to fund public schools.

Three Republican state lawmakers filed an initiative petition this week to make English the official language of the state of Oregon.

Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another round of debate over firearm regulations.

Oregon lawmakers want to make it easier for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses to get the support they need.

The Oregon House is set to vote Monday on a measure that would require a doctor or nurse to be on hand when you donate a pint of blood.

Oregon lawmakers gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would ban so-called "conversion therapy" on youth.

You might think that a bill that would outlaw something that doesn't even take place in Oregon might sail through the legislature.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has made what is perhaps her boldest political statement since she took office in February.

Oregon’s new secretary of state, Democrat Jeanne Atkins, took the oath of office at the state capitol Wednesday.

Former Oregon Attorney General and University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer died Monday night.

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