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Amanda Peacher

Member since 2020


  • San Diego, CA
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Boise, ID
  • Business
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Recording
  • Editing

About Amanda

I’m a dedicated audio reporter, editor and producer who specializes in longform investigative stories. I love working with teams to craft strong narratives that are rigorously reported for audio and online. I approach every project with excellent communication, strategy, organization and creativity. I have fifteen years of experience in journalism including nearly a decade in public media newsrooms where I’ve worked as a bureau chief, regional reporter, and community engagement journalist. I specialize in podcasts and audio narratives that are captivating and innovative, and also thoroughly and ethically reported. Most recently, I’ve reported and hosted LOCKED: a disturbing crime, a desperate act, and how one case could change the way prisons treat some transgender inmates. The podcast was featured by the New York Times and reached a broad national audience through the NPR One app. I’m interested in criminal and social justice stories, and I also have a long track record of reporting on environmental issues such as climate change, public lands, wildfires and transportation. Whether I’m reporting or editing stories, my approach is detail-oriented and focused on narrative. I’m currently an independent reporter and editor based in San Diego and also an instructor in audio storytelling at University of California-San Diego Department of Communication. My work has been honored with a National Edward R. Murrow award for feature reporting in a large market, national Gracie awards for investigative and profile reporting, and numerous other awards from the Online News Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Idaho Press Club, and more.



  • Adobe Audition
  • DAT Recorders