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.
There’s a lot going on in the Portland Police Bureau these days. There’s the search for a permanent chief. The mayor has also proposed a new model for community oversight, which is attracting criticism.
We’re taking advantage of a slow week in Oregon politics to bring you a recent conversation with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on OPB’s "Think Out Loud."
What's on Oregon's political horizon?
While Congress continues to negotiate rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Oregon lawmakers are going the other way.
As a deadline looms to close a $1.4 billion budget gap, Oregon Democrats are abandoning efforts to increase corporate tax revenue.
The federal investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has concluded with no criminal charges.
Both of Oregon's senators found themselves in the national spotlight this week.
Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon’s only Republican member of Congress, tells OPB he was not at the scene of the shooting Wednesday morning and is safe.
We discuss the latest revenue-raising and cost-cutting proposals in Salem to close the $1.4 billion budget gap.
Portland can no longer avoid treating its water for a deadly parasite and the Washington Legislature is in overtime as a government shutdown looms in the not-so-distant future.
We get an update on some familiar themes — Republicans in Congress voting on a health care bill, a Portland protest that turned into a riot, and talk about corporate taxes in the Oregon Legislature.
Voters across the state are being asked to devote millions in new money for Oregon schools, while lawmakers try to come up with more education funding.
Oregon’s leaders are picking fights with the Trump administration on a number of issues. The administration is pushing back, threatening to withhold grants from states that don’t get in line.
Portland commissioners are trying to enact a progressive agenda, but activists in council chambers are yelling at them to focus more on police reform and homelessness.
Oregon Rep. Greg Walden is at the center of Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act — but the bill his committee came up with is not universally loved by Republicans.