Therese Bottomly is the director of news at the Oregonian/OregonLive. She is responsible for enterprise and watchdog reporting, business, politics, and breaking news. She handles legal affairs such as public records and open courts access issues.
For the past several years, Bottomly has worked with reporters and editors to open government records to the public. She is a board member of Open Oregon, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting public access to government meetings and records. As part of that work, she helped develop a website and publications to help smaller newspapers and working journalists across the state.
She was president of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association board and serves on its legislative committee. She is outgoing chair of the Oregon Bar-Press-Broadcasters Council, a group that works to resolve conflicts between the media and the bar. She has twice served as a Pulitzer juror.