Steven Tonthat
Steven Tonthat

Steven Tonthat


Steven Tonthat is a multimedia arts and culture producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting, where he produces stories for OPB’s flagship arts program “Oregon Art Beat."

Before moving to Oregon in 2018, he worked as online producer at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaii’s biggest daily newspaper, where he covered breaking news, worked as a videographer and managed the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s social media platforms.

Steven graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in English and broadcast journalism and again in 2012 with a master's degree in composition and rhetoric.

When not working, he can be found wandering around Portland with his camera, or dining at some of the city's popular Vietnamese restaurants.

Latest Stories


Revamp considered for Portland’s Keller Auditorium after seismic report deems it unsafe

Portland’s Keller Auditorium has housed some of the city’s most iconic performances from “The Lion King” to “Swan Lake.” Since 1917, artists from around the world have come here to perform to often packed houses. But after decades of showstoppers — from classic to contemporary — a seismic report from the city of Portland suggests that a powerful earthquake could seriously damage or even destroy the building.

Video games at OHSU help kids cope during medical treatment

Oregon Health & Science University's Doernbecher Children's Hospital implements video games as a form of therapy for the children who stay at the hospital. Sam Giles LeBlanc runs the Video Game Therapy Program and advocates the power of video games as a tool for recovery.

Portland Drag-A-Thon aims to break world record

Starting Monday afternoon and going until Wednesday, celebrities and drag artists from across the country will come together at the Darcelle XV Showplace to try to break the world record for longest drag artist stage show.

Oregon painter Josh Gates captures communities on canvas

Visual artist Josh Gates paints moody, rainy landscapes of some of Portland's most popular and least well-known landmarks. His work beautifully captures the intimate characteristics of a particular neighborhood where people very much recognize their community.

Bend conference for student artists puts empowerment, equity on stage

The Tower Theatre in Bend is hosting its second annual Stage the Change student conference. For two days, students participate in workshops ranging from dance, music and acting classes, all centered around equity, inclusivity and finding their voices through the arts.