Kate Davidson is OPB’s business and economics reporter. She was previously OPB’s "All Things Considered" host.
Kate has deep experience reporting and producing for public media. Before moving to Oregon, she was a regular contributor to "Marketplace", a reporter at Michigan Radio focused on economic change in the industrial Midwest and a producer at NPR.
She has master’s degrees from the University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism. She won a national Edward R. Murrow award for her NPR documentary, "Saints and Indians", which told the stories of Navajo children sent to live with white Mormon foster families across the West.
The head of Oregon's Employment Department took media questions for the first time in weeks.
House lawmakers are recalling the head of Oregon's employment department to answer questions during a Saturday session
The director of the Oregon Employment Department apologized to thousands of Oregonians still waiting for unemployment relief.
In Oregon, the only way to apply for regular unemployment benefits online is in English.
The CARES Act extended unemployment benefits to self-employed, contract and gig workers. In Oregon, many have already been waiting in line for weeks.
When lawmakers designed Oregon's new business tax, they weren't planning for a pandemic.
The Paycheck Protection Program was designed as a lifeline for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. However, the emergency program has had a rocky launch.
Oregonians are among the jaw-dropping 10 million Americans who've already lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Northwest businesses shuttered by coronavirus are bracing for a wave of insurance denials.
More than 76,500 Oregonians filed new unemployment claims last week. That's a 15-fold increase from the week before.
Factory workers can't work from home. Here's how one small Portland manufacturer is trying to keep them safe.
There's a turf war in your local beer and cider case. Hard seltzer's gaining ground.
HP is expanding in Vancouver. The city plans to contribute up to $10 million to help.