Allison  Frost
Allison  Frost

Allison Frost


Allison Frost is the senior producer and occasional host of Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, "Think Out Loud."

She's worn a variety of hats at OPB, including announcer, web producer, host, managing editor and senior producer. Before OPB, she led a local community radio station in Fresno, California, tutored English and sold books.

Allison holds a degree in speech communication from California State University, Fresno, and a masters in journalism and communication from the University of Oregon.

Latest Stories

Responding to Oregon youth mental health needs with evidence-based approach

The Oregon-based nonprofit LifeWorks NW began providing mental health services more than 60 years ago, long before the idea of providing mental health services in the community was recognized as a best practice. Today the nonprofit runs a variety of mental health treatment programs. We went to the LifeWorks NW Tigard site and sat down with those involved in receiving and giving mental health care.


Albina and North Portland library branches closing for renovations

Multnomah County’s Albina library branch was set to temporarily close Saturday, March 18, followed by the North Portland branch on April 5. They’re both joining other libraries, including the downtown central branch, that are undergoing renovations, expansions and repairs.

The downstairs reading room at the main branch of the Multnomah County Library, as seen from the stairwell.

Downtown Portland’s central library branch joins those closed for renovations

Portland’s Central library in the heart of the city’s downtown is by far its biggest branch. It also provides internet and other services to those who may be experiencing homelessness. Some bond funded renovations started last year, but now the building will close while various updates get completed.

Portland government watchdog position voted down, auditor concerned

Portland city commissioners voted last week after nearly three hours of testimony and discussion to “indefinitely table” the new city auditor's proposal to create a Transparency Advocate. The idea comes directly out of the city charter changes Portlanders passed in November.