Hannah Ray Lambert is a journalist, writer, podcast co-host, amateur artist, cat lady and sarcastic comment maker. She currently reports on the military and veterans' issues for Coffee or Die Magazine. Previously, she worked as a producer and digital reporter for KOIN 6 News in Portland where she covered everything from the 2020 protests to the murder trial of MAX attacker Jeremy Christian, rural issues and the coronavirus pandemic. Hannah Ray has also worked for TV and print outlets in Washington and California.
She’s always looking for ways to annihilate even more of her free time, so send story pitches and other ideas her way!
2017 - 2021
I started my career at KOIN 6 News in Portland, Oregon as a news producer. I was responsible for organizing and writing stories for an hour-long evening newscast by gathering information from a variety of sources. I also communicated with field crews, managed breaking news situations requiring immediate decisions, and checked all elements of the newscast for accuracy and quality.
In 2019 I became the station's first ever digital enterprise reporter. I sought out stories not being covered elsewhere and presented them using multimedia platforms which included text, video, interactive data visualizations, podcasts and more. I covered the trial of Jeremy Christian, who killed two men in 2016 on a MAX train. I also reported on the 2020 protests that lasted more than 100 consecutive nights in Portland.
2016 - 2017
I produced nightly newscasts for KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo, California. I filled in on morning, evening and weekend shows, learning the intricacies of different newscasts. Writing web stories and posting to social media was another important function of my job.
I wrote numerous print stories each week, plus
briefs and press releases for the Port Townsend &
Jefferson County Leader. The editor trusted me with front page
features as an intern. I was responsible for photos, produced original videos (the Leader does
not usually have the capacity to do this) and
edited/formatted outside video for web use.
2015 / B.A. in Communication
Washington State University
I graduated from Washington State University's Honors College and Edward R. Murrow College of Communication in December 2015. I majored in broadcast journalism and minored in Spanish. While at WSU, I reported for and copy edited The Daily Evergreen, an award-winning student-run newspaper. I also won a scholarship to report on sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica, participated in a journalism trip to Cuba, and assisted with the nightly newscast Murrow News 8.