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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 | News | Politics | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Oregon Gubernatorial Debates, Oil Trains, And More

OPB | 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 2016

OPB Politics Now: Gov. Brown's Critics, Orlando And Gender Non-Binary

OPB | 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.

News | Tragedy At Umpqua Community College

Q&A: What This Graduation Day Means For Umpqua Community College Students

OPB | June 10, 2016 12:30 p.m.

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.

News | Politics | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Oil, Lead And RNC Delegates

OPB | June 10, 2016 10:45 a.m.

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

Remembering NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey

OPB | June 6, 2016 10:38 a.m.

Ari Shapiro is a native of the Portland area. He’s a co-host of All Things Considered, and he sat down with Geoff Norcross to discuss the life and work of David Gilkey.

local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Lead In Schools, Paid Sick Leave Lawsuit, And More

OPB | 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.

News | Politics | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Cover Oregon On The National Stage, Portland's Embattled Police Chief And More

OPB | May 26, 2016 11:48 a.m.

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 2016

OPB Politics Now: We Launch Our New Podcast And Focus On Oregon Primary

OPB | 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."

News | Politics

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.

News | Politics

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.

local | News | Election | Politics | 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.

local | News | Sports

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.

local | News | Election | Politics | 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.

local | News | Politics

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.

Environment | News | Animals | local | 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.

News | Politics

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.

News | Politics

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.

Politics

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.

News | Politics

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.