Steven Tonthat
Steven Tonthat

Steven Tonthat

Steven Tonthat is a researcher and writer for arts and culture at Oregon Public Broadcasting, where he helps produce OPB’s flagship arts programs “Oregon Art Beat,” “Oregon Experience” and “State of Wonder.”
 
Before moving to Oregon, he was an online producer at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaii’s biggest daily newspaper. He covered breaking news, worked as a videographer and managed the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s social media platforms.
 
He was also an associate producer at KITV Island News.
 
Steven graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2009 with a bachelors degree in English and Broadcast Journalism and again in 2012 with a masters degree in Composition and Rhetoric.
 
He hopes to sample many of Oregon’s most popular breweries and attend as many Blazers games as he can.

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Actor Bruce Campbell hosted the Ashland Independent Film Festival Awards Night with director Luz Carasa. Due to restrictions on public gatherings, AIFF shifted the festival to a virtual format.

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