Content Manager

Kimberley Freda

Kimberley Freda is a news content manager at OPB. Kim's career began as a production assistant at NBC & ABC affiliate WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Upon graduation, she accepted an assignment editor position at WBOY-TV where 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

Nation | News

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.

Nation | NW Life | Forestry | News

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.

local | Politics | News

'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.

local | Politics | NW Life | News

'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. 

local | Nation | Politics | News

'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.

local | Politics | News

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.  

local | Politics | Election | News

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.

Politics | News

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.

local | Politics | News

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.

local | Environment | News

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.

local | Politics | News | Economy

'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.

local | Politics | News

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.

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Liberals Vs. Liberals At Portland City Hall

OPB | March 23, 2017 3:44 p.m. | Portland

Portland commissioners are trying to enact a progressive agenda, but activists in council chambers are yelling at them to focus more on police reform and homelessness.

local | Education | News

Portland Partners With Colleges To Create School Of Public Health

OPB | March 20, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the partnership with Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland State University and Portland Community College Monday morning.

local | Nation | Health | News

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Works On Health Care

OPB | March 17, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden is at the center of Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act — but the bill his committee came up with is not universally loved by Republicans.

Oregon US Attorney Says He's Not Affected By Sessions' Resignation Request

OPB | March 10, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys who were appointed during President Obama’s administration. But Oregon's top prosecutor says that does not affect him.  

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Money, Money, Money

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Host Julie Sabatier talks with OPB political reporters Chris Lehman and Jeff Mapes about Oregon’s budget picture, and how it could be affected by federal action on health care and international trade. 

local | Nation | Politics | NW Life | News

Oregonians Mobilize In Opposition To Trump's Immigration Order

OPB | Jan. 28, 2017 2:08 p.m. | Portland

The president's order freezes immigration from seven mostly Muslim nations and bars admittance of all refugees into the United States.

Communities | Nation | Politics | Water | News

OPB Politics Now: Upcoming Legislative Session And A $2 Billion Budget Gap

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017 10:42 a.m.

Lawmakers have to close a nearly $2 billion budget gap, and that’s before any laws are made.

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