Morning Edition Host
Geoff Norcross is a 25-year radio veteran, having worked in several markets and formats. He’s been OPB’s Morning Edition Host since the Fall of 2008. Before coming to Oregon, he was the Program Director at KNAU in Flagstaff, AZ, where he helped shape the network-quality sound of the station’s local productions. Geoff has also talked on the radio in New York, Tampa, St. Louis, Illinois and West Virginia. He graduated from Bradley University with a B.A. in Communications. Geoff has been awarded Best Interview by the Public Radio News Directors association. He also won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Feature Reporting, and has been recognized for his reporting, interviewing and hosting by the Associated Press and the New York Festivals. Geoff lives in Southwest Portland with his wife Kristy. When he’s not on the air, you can find him rowing on the Willamette River, or running and biking around the SW hills. If you get up early enough, you might catch him hiking the nearby mountains.
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.
Geoff Norcross talked with Washington Liquor Control Board member Chris Marr to see what lessons Oregon might learn from Washington's two year experience with legal pot.
Here to parse the numbers and tease out the significant developments emerging from Tuesday's election is OPB's political analyst, Bill Lunch, with insights on hotly contested measures, voter turnout and the lessons we can take away from Tuesday's results.
It’s been a week filled with political news: revelations about the governor's fiancee, plans pinned down for a U.S. Senate debate, and a visit from the U.S. vice president.
Elections | local | Politics | News | Political ChatOPB | Oct. 3, 2014 3:25 p.m.
OPB's political guys discuss a big change in Monica Wehby's approach to her U.S. Senate campaign, a debate among Oregon's candidates for governor, and tactical maneuvering by both supporters and opponents of the state's recreational marijuana legalization measure.
As the United States strikes back at terrorist groups, Steven Wax is watching warily.
Oregonians will gather at the Capitol in Salem Wednesday morning to pay their final respects to Governor Vic Atiyeh, who passed away in July at the age of 91.
local | News | Political ChatOPB | Aug. 29, 2014 11:32 a.m.
The other shoe has dropped in the ongoing legal fight that the Cover Oregon debacle. The issue of gay marriage emerges again in court and a Goldilocks forecast on Oregon's economy.
Washington County and the City of Hillsboro will vote on a massive tax deal for Intel Corporation Tuesday evening.
The state Attorney General issued an opinion this week that state Treasurer Ted Wheeler can't run for reelection in 2016. But that doesn't mean he can't run for something else.
Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh passed away Monday at the age of 93. He was Oregon's last Republican governor.
Wildfire continues to dominate the headlines in Oregon, with 11 large fires burning across more than 935 square miles of central and Northeastern Oregon.
The big news of the week was happening across the Columbia River. Washington is now the second state in the country that can legally sell recreational marijuana. Oregon may follow suit, and is watching closely.
A trip below Mount St. Helens gave the crew of Oregon Field Guide a rare view under the volcano, but the team faced harrowing conditions returning home this weekend.
The week’s news was dominated by the grim story from Reynolds High School in Troutdale, where a student killed another student, and then himself.