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Kimberley Freda


Kim Freda is a news content manager at OPB. Kim's career began in television at NBC & ABC affiliate WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia. There, she covered a wide breadth of news, including environmental stories, political corruption and legal issues.

Kim holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast news from West Virginia University.

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Recent Articles

News | local

Man Who Died In Portland Police Custody On Thanksgiving Identified

The Portland Police Bureau has identified a man who was detained by officers on Thanksgiving and later died at an area hospital as 52-year-old Richard A. Barry.

Politics

'OPB Politics Now': The Political Consequences Of Men Behaving Badly

A U.S. House candidate’s entire campaign staff resigns. A state House candidate ignores calls from his own party to step aside. And the president of the United States berates the mayor of Portland.

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Fresh Batch of Controversy In The Oregon Statehouse

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has accused legislative leaders of permitting a culture that downplays harassment and overlooks victims.

News | local

Police Seek Witnesses To Portland State University Police Shooting

Portland Police are looking for people who might have seen the Portland State University officer involved shooting of Jason Washington.

News | local

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Sentence For 1998 Thurston High School Shooter

Kinkel was convicted of murdering both of his parents and two classmates at Springfield’s Thurston High School. He was also convicted of attempting to kill 25 fellow students.

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon's Lone GOP Congressman Sees Power Shift Under Trump

Since Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Oregon’s lone Republican congressman, Greg Walden, has enjoyed a higher profile and more power. But with more influence comes extra scrutiny.

Election | News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Understanding Measure 101

We explain what Measure 101 would do and dig into what opponents and proponents are saying ahead of the Jan. 23 vote.

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': A Look Ahead At 2018

Who will be Oregon’s next governor? Should any Congressional representatives worry about midterm elections? Will Oregon highways get tolls?

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': The Politics Of Train Travel

We discuss the political fallout from Monday's deadly Amtrak crash near Tacoma, Washington, and how the GOP tax bill will affect Oregonians.

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Vera Katz’s Legacy, Wheeler’s Handling Of Homelessness

Host Julie Sabatier is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, and Dirk VanderHart of the Portland Mercury.
 

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': OHA Audit Shows Millions Misspent

According to the audit, the agency has failed to enact rigorous financial controls and properly determine who is eligible for coverage.

Election | News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Election Wrap-Up

We break down the most important election results in Oregon and Washington.

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Last-Minute November Ballot Cheat Sheet

Haven't voted yet? No problem. We dig into the important issues on Oregon and Washington ballots due Nov. 7. 

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Sexual Harassment In Salem

The current nationwide discussion about sexual harassment that started with allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has spread far and wide, including to the Oregon Capital. 

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': What Is ‘Home Rule’ And Why Should You Care?

Douglas County residents are considering a dramatic change in how the county is governed

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Guns, Health Care And The Oregon Ballot

This time, we dig into the ballot referendum process in Oregon and how it could affect two of the most divisive issues of our time: gun control and health care.

News

'OPB Politics Now': Health Care Stakes Are High For Oregon

We ask if we've seen the last of the attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and get a status update on the effort to repeal a new state tax on health care providers. 

News | Economy | Communities | Nation | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon's Sanctuary Law Under Fire

Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland this week, and railed against Oregon’s "sanctuary state" law.

Environment | News | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Rainfall Could Oust Eagle Creek Fire — And Start Landslides

While fire crews are anticipating significant rainfall beginning Saturday evening to help with suppression efforts, they’re concerned for landslides.

'OPB Politics Now': Portland City Council Race Gets Interesting

Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzaman made a surprise announcement — he won't run for reelection next year.