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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

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Money, Money, Money

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Host Julie Sabatier talks with OPB political reporters Chris Lehman and Jeff Mapes about Oregon’s budget picture, and how it could be affected by federal action on health care and international trade. 

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Housing And Homelessness

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017 12:33 p.m. | Portland

A new Portland city ordinance requires landlords to assist tenants with relocation costs in the case of a no-cause eviction while the Oregon Legislature grapples with housing issues.

local | Sports | News

Is Portland Ready For The NHL?

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 12:03 p.m. | Portland

Can Portland land an NHL team? A conversation with a former Trail Blazers executive who was part of the last serious efforts to bring major-league hockey to Oregon. 

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Washington State's Resistance To Trump

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 10:45 a.m.

How did Washington state emerge as the center for the resistance to Donald Trump's agenda?

Nation | local | Land use | News

How Oregon Standoff And Jeff Sessions May Affect Bunkerville Trial

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 12:13 p.m.

The trial of six men accused of participating in an armed standoff with federal agents in 2014 in Bunkerville, Nevada, starts Thursday — refocusing attention on land rights in the West.

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Senators On Trump Nominees, Walden On Health Care

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 2:37 p.m.

Both of Oregon's U.S. senators are working to block President Trump's nominees, including his pick for the Supreme Court.

NW Life | local | Politics | Education | News

Portland State Student With DACA Deferral Prepares For Uncertain Future

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 midnight | Portland

DACA allows undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children to live without fear of deportation. Its disappearance would affect around 750,000 people, including PSU student Liliana Luna.

Nation | Communities | Politics | Water | News

OPB Politics Now: Upcoming Legislative Session And A $2 Billion Budget Gap

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017 10:42 a.m.

Lawmakers have to close a nearly $2 billion budget gap, and that’s before any laws are made.

Nation | local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Trump's Speech

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 8:10 p.m.

We dig into Donald Trump’s inaugural address with a former Republican speechwriter from Oregon.

Education

For Pacific Northwest Teachers, Too Many Snow Days Slows Learning

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 11:21 a.m. | Portland

OPB "Morning Edition" host Geoff Norcross talked to Angela Landy, an English teacher at David Douglas High School in East Portland, about what all this lost classroom time means.  

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': New Year, New Portland City Government

OPB | Jan. 6, 2017 9:22 a.m.

Will Ted Wheeler buck the trend of one-term mayors in Portland? For our first episode of 2017, we look at the challenges of running the city at a time when incivility is rampant at council meetings.

Sports | News | Books | Entertainment | Think Out Loud

The Transformative Power of Physical Activity

OPB | Dec. 26, 2016 noon

Geoff Norcross talks to three different authors about how athletic obsession can help us and hurt us.

Nation | Election | Politics | News

OPB Politics Now: Trump's Pick For Interior Secretary

OPB | Dec. 16, 2016 10:30 a.m.

Just who is Donald Trump's pick for secretary of the interior? Learn about Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke on this episode of "OPB Politics Now."

'OPB Politics Now': Power Shifts In The Oregon Delegation

OPB | Dec. 9, 2016 11 a.m.

How will Oregon's Congressional delegation deal with the new political realities in Washington, D.C.?

NW Life | local | Election | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': What Trump Means For The Northwest

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 3:14 p.m.

What will a Donald Trump presidency mean for the Northwest?

local | Election | Politics | News | Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Portland's Newest City Commissioner

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016 10:42 a.m. | Portland

We’re talking about a really interesting item we didn’t get to in our post-election coverage: Portland’s newest city commissioner — Chloe Eudaly.

local | News

Washington County Sheriff Says Deputies Won't Enforce Federal Immigration Law

OPB | Nov. 18, 2016 1 p.m.

Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett said the priority of local policing is community safety, not immigration law.

Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Trump Backlash

OPB | Nov. 17, 2016 1:20 p.m.

We dig into the post-election protests in Portland and take up an effort at the state level to change the national electoral system. 

Nation | Election | Politics | News | Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Election Results And The Urban/Rural Divide

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 10:08 a.m.

In this episode, host Geoff Norcross, OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins wrap up the 2016 election and discuss the role of the urban/rural divide in the Pacific Northwest.

local | Election | Politics | News | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Measure 97 Analysis And Listener Questions

OPB | Nov. 3, 2016 4:10 p.m.

OPB Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes and News Director Anna Griffin join host Geoff Norcross to dig into the substance of the controversial corporate tax measure.