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StateImpact Oklahoma adds new environment and science reporter

StateImpact Oklahoma, a collaboration of NPR member stations in Oklahoma, has added a new reporter to their team.

Beth Wallis will join StateImpact in December, focusing on environment and science reporting.

Beth holds two degrees from Oklahoma State University. After teaching band at a public school for five years, she pursued another degree — this time in journalism at The University of Oklahoma. She will graduate in December 2021.

Most recently, Beth was a student reporter for KGOU and The Oklahoma Daily.

In April 2021, she worked with Next Generation Radio, reporting on the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre. The digital journalism and audio training project was a collaboration between KOSU and the OSU School of Strategic Communications.

Beth is also a News21 Fellowship alum, and recently the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, Professional Chapter awarded her first place for At the Seams podcast, which chronicled the community of Norman, Okla. during calls to defund the police, recalls of local politicians and ongoing threats and harassment.

We hope you'll join us in welcoming Beth to the StateImpact Oklahoma team.

StateImpact Oklahoma is a collaboration of KGOU, KOSU, KWGS and KCCU. Our reporters travel the state to report on education, health, environment and science — and the intersection of government and everyday Oklahomans.

Beth Wallis is StateImpact Oklahoma's education reporter.
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