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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 | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Bundy Sympathizer Sentenced For Stealing Machine Gun

OPB | July 26, 2017 11:41 a.m.

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Michael Emry, 55, of John Day, to two and a half years in federal prison and three years of supervised release.

News | Communities | Nation | NW Life

Portland Mayor Wants To Take Police Deadly Force Issue Before Court

OPB | July 21, 2017 10:22 a.m.

The mayor is expected to file an ordinance Friday that would compel officers to be interviewed within 48-hours of a deadly force incident.

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Now What For Oregon Lawmakers?

OPB | July 14, 2017 10:45 a.m.

What's on Oregon's political horizon?

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Bucks The Trend On Health Coverage

OPB | July 7, 2017 11 a.m.

While Congress continues to negotiate rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Oregon lawmakers are going the other way.

News

'OPB Politics Now': Corporate Tax Reform Dies In Salem

OPB | June 23, 2017 9:45 a.m.

As a deadline looms to close a $1.4 billion budget gap, Oregon Democrats are abandoning efforts to increase corporate tax revenue. 

News | Nation | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': A Busy Week For Oregon Senators

OPB | June 15, 2017 1:33 p.m.

Both of Oregon's senators found themselves in the national spotlight this week. 

News | local | Nation | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Political Aftermath Of The Portland Train Stabbing

OPB | June 2, 2017 8:51 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s response to the stabbings on the MAX train brought up some serious questions about free speech vs. hate speech.

News | Nation

Victims In Deadly Portland Hate Speech Attack Identified, Suspect Charged With Murder

OPB | May 27, 2017 10:44 a.m.

The Portland man suspected of fatally stabbing two people on a MAX train Friday afternoon has been identified as Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, of North Portland.

Forestry | News | Nation | NW Life

Central Oregon Firefighters Battle Fire Near Tumalo Falls Trailhead

OPB | May 27, 2017 10:33 a.m.

The Cougar Butte fire started burning Friday afternoon.

local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Ultimatums For Portland Water Bureau, Washington Legislature

OPB | May 26, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Portland can no longer avoid treating its water for a deadly parasite and the Washington Legislature is in overtime as a government shutdown looms in the not-so-distant future.

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': A Tale Of 2 Revenue Forecasts

OPB | May 18, 2017 3:37 p.m.

We talk about what motivated voters who weighed in on school bonds across Oregon, and why lawmakers have such different interpretations of the quarterly revenue forecast.

Politics | News | local | NW Life

'OPB Politics Now': Tolls And Trees, Also Pie

OPB | May 12, 2017 1 p.m.

We dig into to the details of the much-anticipated transportation package, hear why the Elliott State Forest won't be sold after all and find out what the official state pie could be. 

News | local | Nation | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': This Is Not A Rerun

OPB | May 5, 2017 9:39 a.m. | Portland

We get an update on some familiar themes — Republicans in Congress voting on a health care bill, a Portland protest that turned into a riot, and talk about corporate taxes in the Oregon Legislature.

News | local | Politics

Joven Guatemalteco Se Autodeporta De Oregon Por Temor A Incursiones De ICE

OPB | April 26, 2017 3:57 p.m. | Portland

Ignacio García-Pablo, de 21 años de edad, vino a los Estados Unidos hace cinco años. El dice. que le tomó alrededor de un mes viajar más de 3.000 kilómetros de Guatemala a Oregon.  

Election | News | local | Politics

Guatemalan Man Self-Deports From Oregon In Fear Of ICE Raids

OPB | April 21, 2017 noon

In predominately Latino communities, fears about deportations have prompted life as usual to shut down. And in a few cases, immigrants are going as far as deporting themselves.

News | Politics

OPB Politics Now: What’s Dead And What’s Alive?

OPB | April 21, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Halfway through the legislative session, we talk about which bills are "dead" and which ones are moving forward.

News | local | Politics

Oregon State Senator's Wife Killed In Traffic Incident On I-5

OPB | April 16, 2017 8:59 a.m. | Portland

State police say a semitruck hauling a box trailer was unable to avoid Leta Baertschiger, 54 of Grants Pass. She’s the wife of Herman Baertschiger, a Republican state Senator in Oregon's second district.

Environment | News | local

3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Oregon Coast

OPB | April 15, 2017 11:58 a.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook west of the Oregon coast Saturday morning.

News | Economy | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': The Taxes Are Coming!

OPB | April 6, 2017 3:39 p.m. | Portland

With Tax Day approaching, we dig into tax reform efforts at the national, state and local levels.

News | local | Politics

Oregon ACLU: SE Portland DACA Recipient Detained By ICE Agents

OPB | March 26, 2017 2:50 p.m. | Portland

DACA allows people who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation.


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