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Beth Hyams


Beth Hyams is a content manager for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Beth has been with OPB since 1993 and has served as the station's "All Things Considered" host and newscaster for more than 20 years. Beth got her start in radio as a reporter and anchor at the community radio station KPFA in Berkeley. She was an associate producer with the public television documentarian Loni Ding in San Francisco. Before joining OPB, she was volunteer coordinator at community radio station KBOO in Portland.

Beth is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. Beth graduated from Brown University with a degree in English and American literature.

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Recent Articles

Politics | News | local

Oregon Democrats Vote To Keep Party Primary Closed

The Oregon Democratic Party won’t allow non-affiliated voters to take part in its 2018 primary.

Business | News | local

Oregon Is Adding Jobs, Experiencing A Tight Labor Market

The number of Oregonians who’ve been jobless for more than six months is one-tenth the number of longterm unemployed after the Great Recession in 2010.

Nation | News | local

Trump Tweets Response To Deadly Portland Train Attack

After days of silence, President Trump tweeted Monday morning about Friday’s stabbings on a Portland light-rail train.

Nation | News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Court Agrees To Dismiss Juror No. 11 In Malheur Trial

He’s a former Bureau of Land Management employee who told other jurors “I am very biased” during their deliberations. 



Recreation | Sports | News | local

Timbers Midfielder Jack Jewsbury Announces Retirement

Midfielder Jack Jewsbury said Sunday at an annual team banquet that he’ll retire at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Climate change | Water | News | local

Warm Spring Takes A Toll On Oregon Snowpack

A warm spring in the Northwest has taken a toll on the snowpack in Oregon. Snow has melted quickly, resulting in an unusual loss of snowpack.

Land | Land use | News | Nation | Politics | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Occupier Jason Patrick To Remain In Custody

A judge ordered former refuge occupier Jason Patrick to remain in custody until his trial.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ammon Bundy's Attorneys Withdraw Appeal For Pre-Trial Release

The lawyers for Ammon Bundy withdrew their motion Tuesday for a second detention hearing for their client.  

News | local

Portland Tea Entrepreneur Steven Smith Dies

Tazo Tea co-founder Steven Smith has died of cancer, according to his company, Steven Smith Teamaker. He was 65.

News

Chief Mike Reese To Retire From Portland Police

Portland Police Chief Mike Reese announced today that he plans to retire from the bureau. 

NW Life | local

Fireworks Restrictions Grow Stricter In Vancouver

The Fourth of July will be a bit different for residents of Vancouver, Washington, this year, at least when it comes to fireworks.

News | local

Q&A: Two Bulls Fire Update

About 10 and a half square miles of forest have burned just a few miles west of Bend in the Two Bulls Fires since Saturday.

Body Of Fallen Climber Found On Mount Hood

The body of a climber who fell on Mount Hood Tuesday morning has been located.

News | local | Washington Landslide

Q&A: New List Of Missing Persons Expected In Washington Landslide

Authorities say they expect to have an updated list soon of how many people are still unaccounted for after Saturday's huge mudslide in Washington

Politics | News | local

Q&A: Legislators Ready To Call It A Day

The Oregon Legislature wrapping up its 2014 session.  Lawmakers largely steered clear of hot-button social issues and instead focused on minor policy changes and adjusting state agency budgets.

local | Environment

Gov. Kitzhaber Declares Drought Emergency In 4 Oregon Counties

Gov. John Kitzhaber declared drought emergencies Friday in four southern Oregon counties.  Klamath, Lake, Harney and Malheur counties are affected. 

Education | local

Q&A: Understanding Oregon's New Kindergarten Assessments

For the first time, Oregon has a statewide picture of what its youngest students know. The new kindergarten assessment results released Friday show that kids' skills vary widely.

local

Suspicious Device Removed From Steps Of Portland Food Pantry

After Portland police called a bomb squad about a suspicious device, the object was taken away to be examined and destroyed.

News | local

OSP Celebrates No Traffic Deaths Over New Year's Holiday

The Oregon State Police recorded no traffic deaths during the New Year's holiday.  The agency says it's the third time since 1970 that no one died on the roads over New Year's.

Health | News | local

No Fatalities On Oregon Roads Over Christmas Holiday Period

Preliminary numbers show that no one died in Oregon traffic crashes over the Christmas holiday period.