Amanda Peacher works with the Mountain West News Bureau on community engagement and solutions journalism projects. Before moving to San Diego, she was the bureau's Idaho-based reporter. She specializes in investigative and solutions-oriented stories about justice and the environment.
Amanda's work has been recognized with a National Edward R. Murrow award, two national Gracie awards and other honors. She is the lead reporter and host of the podcast LOCKED: a disturbing crime, a desperate act and how one case could change the way prisons treat transgender inmates. The podcast won the national Al Neuharth award for innovation in investigative journalism from the NLGJA.