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Geoff Norcross

Geoff Norcross is the Morning Edition host at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Before coming to Oregon, he was the program director at the NPR affiliate KNAU in Flagstaff, Arizona. A 25-year radio veteran, Geoff has been on air in New York, Florida, Missouri, Illinois and West Virginia. He joined OPB in 2008.

Geoff has received awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. for best interview and the Edward R. Murrow Award for best feature reporting as well as the Florida Associated Press Award for the best newscast.

Geoff graduated from Bradley University with a degree in communications.

Geoff lives in Portland with his wife. When he’s not on the air, you can find him rowing on the Willamette River, or running and biking around the southwest hills. If you get up early enough, you might catch him hiking the nearby mountains.

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Recent Articles

Politics | News

Political Chat: Ted Cruz And John Kasich Play 'Let's Make A Deal'

OPB | April 29, 2016 11:51 a.m.

It’s our weekly roundup of the week in politics. Today's topics: Ted Cruz and John Kasich's deal; Donald Trump's showing in Oregon polls and another state agency's woes.

Politics | News

Political Chat: Clinton And Trump Open Oregon Offices

OPB | April 22, 2016 11:30 a.m.

It’s our weekly roundup of the week in politics with Bill Lunch and Jeff Mapes. They discuss Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's opening of offices in Oregon and bad marks for some state agencies.

Election | Politics | local | News | Election 2016

Political Chat: Merkley Endorses Sanders, Kasich Makes Oregon Move

OPB | April 16, 2016 11:39 a.m. | Portland

It’s our weekly roundup of the week in politics with Bill Lunch and Jeff Mapes. They discuss Sen. Jeff Merkley's endorsement of Bernie Sanders and John Kasich's support in Oregon.

Sports | local | News

Terry Porter Seeks Success On Different Portland Stage

OPB | April 13, 2016 6 a.m.

The University of Portland decided to go with local talent to lead its men’s basketball program. The university announced this month that Portland resident and former Trail Blazer Terry Porter has been named head coach.

Election | Politics | local | News | Water | Election 2016

Political Chat: Klamath Dam Removal Agreement, Sanders Digs In In Oregon

OPB | April 8, 2016 10:37 a.m. | Portland

A complex path lies ahead for Klamath Basin restoration despite historic agreements made this week and the presidential race heats up in Oregon. OPB's experts round up the week in politics.

Politics | local | News

Vancouver Mayor Talks Homelessness, Police And Affordable Housing

OPB | March 31, 2016 1:45 p.m.

Vancouver, Washington, is a growing city. And it has its growing pains. Mayor Tim Leavitt talks with Morning Edition host Geoff Norcross about the issues the city faces.

local | Animals | Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Refuge Occupation Gave Invasive Fish Species A Leg Up

OPB | March 14, 2016 9:52 a.m. | Portland

During the 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, some critical work on controlling the common carp got missed.

Politics | News

Political Chat: Idaho's Republican Primary, Oregon's Minimum Wage Boost Backers

OPB | March 11, 2016 12:43 p.m.

The first presidential nominating contest in the Northwest was this week. Ted Cruz won the Republican presidential primary in Idaho.

local | News

Portland Students Ready To Talk About The N-Word

OPB | March 7, 2016 3:17 p.m. | Portland

Grant Magazine is the student publication of Grant High School in Portland. The March issue is called “Let’s Talk About The N-Word.” Geoff Norcross spoke with the student editors behind the issue about its meaning and what they hope to achieve.

Politics | News

Supreme Court To Hear Texas Abortion Case

OPB | March 2, 2016 6:44 a.m.

Texas passed new regulations on clinics that provide abortions. The clinics will have to meet tough new equipment and construction standards, among other things. A group that runs four clinics in the state has sued.


Political Chat: The Apple Controversy And The Portland Mayor Race

OPB | Feb. 26, 2016 12:34 p.m.

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has been a staunch supporter of digital privacy rights for years. He says Apple should not be forced to comply through any new laws.

Politics | News

Q&A: How Was Kate Brown's First Year As Oregon Governor

OPB | Feb. 17, 2016 midnight

OPB’s Capitol Reporter Chris Lehman has covered Gov. Brown’s first year on the job, and spoke with Morning Edition host Geoff Norcross about her first year in office.

Nation | local | Land use | Politics | Land | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

How Militants May 'Indict' Non-Believers

OPB | Jan. 22, 2016 8:42 a.m.

New recruits are arriving at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and some want to try and convict people who disagree with their beliefs. It’s called a Citizens' Grand Jury and it's quite serious.

Nation | local | Land use | Politics | Land | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Burns Community Seeks Unity, Asking Armed Occupiers To Leave

OPB | Jan. 12, 2016 8:59 a.m.

Armed militants continue to occupy the the Malheur National Refuge, eleven days after first taking over the refuge headquarters. The occupation remains a big issue for the community of Burns.

Sen. Wyden Speaks On Online Terrorists Activity

OPB | Dec. 14, 2015 10 a.m.

Two senators — Dianne Feinstein of California and Richard Burr of North Carolina — have proposed a bill that would require tech companies like Facebook to report online terrorist activity to the authorities. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is not a fan of the bill, and he lays out a couple of his reservations.

Business | Economy | local | News

Stock Market Shakeup Highlights Oregon's Ties To China

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015 9:51 a.m.

The stock market showed signs of a rebound Tuesday. But reporter Matthew Kish with Portland Business Journal said 18 of Oregon’s 20 largest companies lost value during the big crash on Monday.

Business | Economy | local | News

Q&A: Why Does Berkshire Hathaway Want To Buy Oregon-Based Precision Castparts?

OPB | Aug. 10, 2015 11:16 a.m.

Andy Giegerich, digital managing editor for the Portland Business Journal, joined OPB's Geoff Norcross to discuss  Warren Buffett's planned acquisition of Precision Castparts, announced Monday morning.

local | News

Haven't Smoked Pot In Years? A Few Tips On Starting Back

OPB | July 1, 2015 12:08 p.m.

Sue Vorenberg, the media director at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver, shares some tips for Oregonians considering using pot after a long break.


Christmas Flood 1964: '7 Feet Of Water In The House'

OPB | Dec. 22, 2014 midnight | Portland

Fifty years ago this week, some riverside residents of western Oregon had to make a hard shift from preparing for Christmas to preparing to evacuate their homes.

News | Entertainment

Q&A: Portland Rolls Out Its 'Wild' Red Carpet

OPB | Dec. 9, 2014 10:04 a.m. | Portland

Monday night "Wild" was screened for the first time in Portland. It's the film adaptation of  Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir of the same name.