Meerah Powell


Meerah Powell is an alumna from the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Along with a journalism major, Meerah also completed a philosophy minor and graduated at the end of winter term 2017. 

Meerah grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and began attending concerts, playing instruments and becoming involved in the music scene early in middle school. During college, she wrote about arts and culture for the Daily Emerald - a student newspaper at the University of Oregon, and Eugene Weekly - Eugene's alternative weekly paper. 

Along with extensive work in arts and culture writing and media production, Meerah also has a background in news reporting, production and editing. She was Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Jon R. Tuttle intern in 2016.

Meerah is currently a General Assignment Reporter with Oregon Public Broadcasting.

At OPB, she occasionally produces national stories for NPR.

She has also talked on the New York Times' Facebook Live "Race Night" show about a story she wrote on online dating as a black person in Oregon.