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Beth Thornton

Freelance Reporter/Contributor to Issues & Ideas

Beth Thornton is a freelance reporter for KCBX, and a contributor to Issues & Ideas. She was a 2021 Data Fellow with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, and has contributed to KQED's statewide radio show The California Report.

Before radio, Beth worked in print and video for newspapers, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. She was the editor of Connections, a monthly e-newsletter published by the Center for Media Literacy that included research and media activities for K-12 educators. Beth received her BA from UC Santa Barbara, where she wrote for the college paper, and also has a certificate in creative writing from UCLA Extension Writers' Program. She listens to public radio at every opportunity, and enjoys cycling on the Central Coast.