Host, Morning Edition
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.
local | News | Politics | Election 2016OPB | June 23, 2016 3:25 p.m.
We explore the politics of oil trains in the Columbia River Gorge and discuss what to expect from the fall debates between the major candidates for Oregon governor.
local | News | Politics | Election 2016OPB | June 16, 2016 3:48 p.m.
We look at look at the recent heavy criticism of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, how Oregon leaders reacted to the deadly shooting in Orlando, and a "gender non-binary" ruling.
It's graduation day at Umpqua Community College, the scene of a mass shooting last October. Morning Edition's Geoff Norcross speaks with graduating UCC student Joshua Friedlein about what this day means to him and his fellow classmates.
This week, we talk oil trains, lead in the water and the business community's reaction to what could be a major corporate tax increase and Oregon's delegates to the Republican National Convention.
local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016OPB | June 2, 2016 2:17 p.m.
We’ll chart the political consequences of the discovery of lead in the drinking water at Portland Public Schools and dig into a lawsuit filed over Oregon’s paid sick leave law.
We dig into dueling reports from a Congressional panel about who's to blame for the notorious failure of the Cover Oregon health insurance enrollment website and get a preview of the brewing fight over what could be the most contentious item on the November ballot.
local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016OPB | May 6, 2016 10:31 a.m.
We discuss the presidential race in Oregon, a suddenly hot secretary of state's race, Portland mayoral politics — and end with a fun segment we're calling, "That's So Oregon."
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.
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.
local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016OPB | 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.
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.
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.
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.
During the 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, some critical work on controlling the common carp got missed.
The first presidential nominating contest in the Northwest was this week. Ted Cruz won the Republican presidential primary in Idaho.
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.
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.
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.
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.