Jade McDowell

Jade McDowell News Editor, Hermiston Herald

Jade McDowell

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

I moved to Hermiston from The Dalles in August 2013 to take a job as a reporter for the East Oregonian.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

Delish Bistro

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like going for walks, reading, playing the piano and hanging out with friends.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

I’m always surprised by how generous the community is. I don’t think people who grew up here realize how much longer most communities of Hermiston’s size and economic makeup take to raise the kind of money Hermiston does for projects like Funland or Kennison Field.

What was the last book you read?

“Genuine Fraud” by E. Lockhart.

What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?


If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

I would love to see Scotland and feel more in touch with my family’s heritage there. Also they have really cool castles.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

One time when I was a teenager my family went on vacation and one of my brothers came out of the hotel bathroom brushing his teeth. Another brother said, “Hey, that’s my toothbrush!” and he responded “No, the red one is mine!” It turns out they had been using the same toothbrush for over a week after my mom took us all to the dentist. They were so grossed out, so of course I thought it was hilarious.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

Start exercising regularly.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I graduated from BYU debt-free, thanks to a combination of scholarships and hard work.

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