Become a Supporter
Become a Supporter
When Beth Ruyak landed her first job as a reporter more than thirty years ago, she knew she had found a career. What she couldn't have imagined, is the people she would meet, miles she would travel and how curious the journey would be.
Beth's first boss called her the "neophyte newsie," but he taught her the basics of broadcast writing and how to take the work one-interview-at-a-time. She found her way from newsrooms in Minnesota to California, and still, the career kept her moving. Covering news, sports, science, health, arts and entertainment, Beth worked as a reporter, anchor, producer, and writer. She hosted daytime television, magazine shows, special events and live coverage. Among the highlights of her career: sideline reporting from 5 Olympic Games and Super Bowl XXV, traversing Europe for 3 Tour de France bicycle races (becoming the first woman television journalist to cover the event), co-hosting "The Home Show," and guest co-hosting "Good Morning America." Her news, sports and health reporting have earned Emmy awards and opportunities to interview, learn from and tell stories about people all over the world.
As host of "Insight" Beth delights in the opportunity to communicate and converse in the region she calls home. People ask her about the differences between television and radio broadcasting; she says she tries to fill in the visuals with language, sounds, voice and imagination. To Beth, being part of the Capital Public Radio team is a privilege, an adventure and a great reason to go to work everyday. Of course, so is the dance as she calls it, with the guests and audience on "Insight."
photo by: Julie Mietus
Insight creates conversation to build community, exploring issues and events that connect people in our region. Insight covers breaking news and big ideas, music, arts & culture with responsible journalism, civil discussion and diverse voices.
Interview: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Says Census Undercount Could Cost State 'Billions'
July 2, 2019
The 2020 census could have major impacts for California, even though a question about citizenship won't be included. Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined CapRadio's Beth Ruyak to discuss the census and what an undercount could mean for the state.
July 1, 2019
California leaders are discussing how this ruling — and Trump's reaction to it — will impact the census. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla joined CapRadio's Beth Ruyak to discuss the ruling and what it could mean for California.
January 30, 2018
KCRA anchor and reporter Deirdre Fitzpatrick previews a trip to South Korea to cover the 2018 Winter Olympics.
September 15, 2017
Insight Host Beth Ruyak shares her remembrance of local musician John Skinner.
April 21, 2016
Insight Host Beth Ruyak was shaken by the news of Prince's passing Thursday morning. Ruyak grew up in Minnesota during the pop star's rise and always felt a deep connection to the musician.