11 29 2015
  9:41 am  
read latest

breaking news

Back to: The Skanner News Staff

The Skanner News Contacts:

Helen Silvis

Contributing Editor

Contact Information and Bio

415 N. Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97217
Miscellaneous Information:
Contact image

Helen grew up in Scotland and graduated from Keele University in England with joint honors in History and Psychology. After working with youth in care and homeless women, she moved to Portland and spent six years as a crisis mental health counselor. In 1996 Helen moved to Chicago with her baby boy to attend Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She reported from Washington DC for Medill News Service and interned with Dow Jones in Paris and at the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. Helen worked as deputy education editor at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, then as a freelancer before joining The Skanner News in 2005. Helen has won awards and fellowships for her reporting on economic and social issues and juvenile justice.

Recent Articles

Commenting Guidelines

  • Keep it clean: Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language
  • No personal attacks: We reserve the right to remove offensive comments
  • Be truthful: Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything
  • Be nice: No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person
  • Help us: If you see an abusive post, let us know at info@theskanner.com
  • Keep to topic: We will remove irrelevant posts and spam
  • Share with us: We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts; the history behind an article

Recently Published by The Skanner News

  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random
load morehold SHIFT key to load allload all


Clackamas Community College
Portland Center Stage Ain't Misbehavin'