Ruyak Media
true stories about surprising people


Ruyak Media

True Stories About Surprising People


Ruyak Media is rooted in journalism. Our stories are wrapped around events that really happened and the people who made unexpected choices when life came at them 'with a twist.'  

Beth Ruyak guides our team of talented and award-winning production professionals. Collectively, we have decades of experience across multiple platforms.  And, we love telling true stories about surprising people.



Beth Ruyak

Photo by Julie Mietus

Photo by Julie Mietus

Beth Ruyak began her career in journalism more than three decades ago as a news reporter in Minnesota. She credits Steve Rollison with teaching her the fundamentals (and not firing her) as she learned how to produce a story and anchor a newscast. Over the many years and many jobs that followed, Beth emerged as an award-winning television broadcaster, producer and writer.

In 1992, she landed the first of six Olympic assignments, reporting for the Emmy-award winning NBC Sports team at the Barcelona Summer Games. At the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, Beth was part of the CBS Olympics broadcast team, reporting for KXTV, the Sacramento, CA affiliate. In 1995 she returned to NBC Sports and continued sideline reporting through the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. In 2014, with a non-network credential, Beth spent a week at the Sochi Winter Games, using her iPhone to send stories and images to Capital Public Radio.

Beth credits many sports colleagues all over the world with teaching her the art of interviewing and storytelling.

Beth jumped feet first into public radio after thirty years in television. She was intrigued by telling stories with conversation, sound, and no pictures. She is currently the host of Insight with Beth Ruyak on Capital Public Radio. Sacramento has become her adopted hometown.