Zack Demars | Local News and Investigative Reporter
Zack Demars is a reporter in Oregon. He's currently a special projects reporter for The Bulletin, Central Oregon's daily newspaper, where he covers housing, homelessness, child care, climate resilience and more with in-depth reporting and community engagement events. Read more: Bend Bulletin — Author: Zack Demars.
Prior to moving back to Bend, Demars was a wide-ranging news and features reporter for The World newspaper in Coos Bay, Oregon, as well as its sister papers in Brookings, Oregon, and Crescent City, California.
A 2020 graduate from the University of Oregon with bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science, Demars was a reporter and editor for the Daily Emerald in Eugene. After graduation online in the pandemic's early phases, he was a Snowden intern at The Bulletin in Bend.
While at UO, Demars also reported for the Catalyst Journalism Project, where his team investigated nationwide solutions to homelessness. That reporting appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and a number of other outlets via the Associated Press.
He was also the lead author of Classroom 15, a collaborative book about international friendships, government censorship, the Cold War and a failed pen pal project by Southern Oregon fourth graders. Classroom 15 was published by Anthem Press in Dec. 2020. Read more: New York Times — Times Insider: How a Fourth Grader in 1960 Inspired College Students in 2019.