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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

local | News | Politics

Oregon Chief Justice Says Court Proceedings Will Continue With Health At Forefront

Oregon Chief Justice Martha Walters has ordered courthouses statewide to postpone most trials and to limit in-person court service.

Health | local | Food | News | Business

Restaurateur Kurt Huffman On The Impossible Choice Facing Food Industry

ChefStable restaurant group closed up shop over the weekend, even before the Oregon governor banned seated dining. 

Health | local | News

Oregon Lawmakers Approve $5 Million For Coronavirus Response

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus.

local | News

I-84 Eastbound Closed Twice Tuesday Morning By Fatal Crashes

Portland marked its 50th traffic fatality of the year Tuesday morning on Interstate 84. Later in the morning, the freeway closed again due to a second fatal crash.

local | Nation | News

Oregon Has Its 1st Bias Crime Conviction Under New Law

Court documents show the defendant admitted starting a fight and using hate speech toward two men in downtown Portland on Sept. 1.

local | News

Police Shoot And Kill Suspect In Portland's Pearl District

Portland police shot and killed a suspect on Sunday in the city's Pearl District.

local | Economy | News | Business | Politics

Oregon Shoppers Will Have To Work Harder To Escape Washington Sales Tax

The Washington Legislature passed a bill changing the way that tax break works for its neighbors. Now Gov. Jay Inslee has signed it into law.

local | News | Politics

Federal Magistrate Rules Against NW Tribes In Religious Freedom Case

A road expansion project a decade ago destroyed burial grounds and a stone altar, along with old-growth trees.

local | News

Don't Assume Portland Will Thaw Quickly After Snowy, Icy Christmas

Many parts of the Portland metro area are seeing a slow melt Tuesday after two frozen days.

local | News | Politics

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.

local | News | Business

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.

local | Nation | News

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.

local | Nation | News | 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. 

local | News | Recreation | Sports

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.

local | Water | Climate change | News

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 use | Nation | Politics | local | Land | News | 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.

local | News | 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.  

local | News

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.


Chief Mike Reese To Retire From Portland Police

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

local | NW Life

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.