Phyllis Fletcher

Phyllis Fletcher (@phylfletch) is managing editor of the Northwest News Network.

The network is a collaboration of public radio stations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. She and her reporters have been recognized with regional and national awards for investigative reporting and superb audio storytelling. Phyllis is an occasional contributor to the American Public Media podcast Too Beautiful To Live.


You’re sent to cover breaking news – a natural disaster or a large-scale accident or crime. You don’t have much time, or much warning. How do you bring back sound-rich, interesting tape, that makes listeners perk up their ears?