February 9, 2018
Twice named one of the top writers in the country by the Society for Features Journalism, Team Fred Meyer’s Ryan White spent nearly 16 years at the Oregonian covering sports, music, and culture. He has appeared on the public radio variety show Live Wire! as both an interviewer and an essayist. He has written for Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Post, the Sacramento Bee, the Portland Mercury, and Portland Monthly magazine. He also authors the every-other-month Daddy Issues column in Metro Parent magazine.
Ryan is author of Springsteen: Album by Album and Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way.
Ryan lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter.
He is available for parties, and assorted word-related assignments. Will he and his teammate April Baer take home the ultimate spelling prize? Get your tickets and find out!
February 8, 2018
Jeff Spiegel is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for KinderCare Education (KCE). In his role, Jeff oversees content and creative services, digital marketing, marketing strategy and corporate communications for the company and its family of brands – KinderCare Learning… Read more »
February 1, 2018
Meet Tra’Renee! Tra’Renee is a an Emmy Award Winning Television Personality and Radio DJ in the Portland Metro Area. She is the host of the new afternoon lifestyle program on KATU-TV (ABC affiliate), ”Afternoon Live!” airing weekdays at 3pm PST. Tra’Renee… Read more »
February 1, 2018
Cassidy Quinn is a reporter at KGW News, reporting on events going on around town. She is a video blogger who loves sports, travel, and technology, and is a bit addicted to social media. Before coming to KGW, Cassidy lived… Read more »
December 17, 2015
This is the kind of publicity we really love! Kids helping kids! The students in the radio program at Benson High School recorded this public service announcement for KBPS about our 2016 Celebrity Spelling Bee. Give it a listen…
December 11, 2015
Looking for the perfect gift for the spelling bee enthusiast in your life? Or eight to ten of your word-houndiest friends? You’re in luck! Tickets to Portland’s hottest orthographic event of the year, the Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee, presented… Read more »
January 20, 2015
What do a voice coach and a musician and author have in common? They love supporting students and teachers! Back again for the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee is the dynamic duo, Mary MacDonald-Lewis and Pat Janowski as… Read more »
January 29, 2014
Imagine. Within just 24 hours, you’ll finally be at our OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee presented by Comcast; an event that we have described with quite a few superfluous adjectives, eccentric illustrations, and much glitz and glam. But… Read more »
January 28, 2014
It’s official; The OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee presented by Comcast is just under a week away. In just Two days to be exact. Now, there’s been a lot of build up to this event. We’ve had the… Read more »
January 23, 2014
Founded by a group of teachers in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union has been supporting classrooms for years. And as the returning title sponsor of this year’s OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee, the cooperative looks to keep that… Read more »