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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

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Portland Girds For A Freeway Fight

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 9:44 a.m.

We talk about where the battle lines are being drawn and dig into the history of Portland's difficult relationship with freeway projects.

local | News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Guns, Health Care And The Oregon Ballot

OPB | Oct. 5, 2017 3:12 p.m.

This time, we dig into the ballot referendum process in Oregon and how it could affect two of the most divisive issues of our time: gun control and health care.


'OPB Politics Now': Health Care Stakes Are High For Oregon

OPB | Sept. 28, 2017 12:52 p.m.

We ask if we've seen the last of the attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and get a status update on the effort to repeal a new state tax on health care providers. 

Communities | Economy | News | Nation | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon's Sanctuary Law Under Fire

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 12:44 p.m.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland this week, and railed against Oregon’s "sanctuary state" law.

'OPB Politics Now': Portland City Council Race Gets Interesting

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzaman made a surprise announcement — he won't run for reelection next year.

'OPB Politics Now': How Are We Going To Fix PERS?

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is under pressure to reduce the state’s liability for the public pension system.

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Answers To Your Kicker Questions

OPB | Aug. 25, 2017 10:45 a.m.

What is the kicker, anyway? And what does it mean for you?

Environment | News | local

Firefighters Make Progress On Oregon's Chetco Bar Fire

OPB | Aug. 24, 2017 7:04 a.m.

The Chetco Bar Fire has been burning for six weeks. Firefighters have made progress this week, but it remains large and dangerous. 

local | Nation | News | NW Life | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Gov Race Brings In The Money

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017 8:54 a.m.

It's early, but big money is already flowing into the 2018 Oregon gubernatorial race.


‘OPB Politics Now’: The Future Of The Portland Police

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 12:19 p.m.

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.  

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': An East Coast View Of Oregon

OPB | July 28, 2017 11:45 a.m.

We talk with Washington Post reporter Amber Phillips about why East Coast journalists view Oregon as the center of resistance to President Trump.

local | News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Governor On The End Of The Session

OPB | July 21, 2017 10:42 a.m. | Portland

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."

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Now What For Oregon Lawmakers?

OPB | July 14, 2017 10:45 a.m.

What's on Oregon's political horizon?

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Bucks The Trend On Health Coverage

OPB | July 7, 2017 11 a.m.

While Congress continues to negotiate rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Oregon lawmakers are going the other way.


'OPB Politics Now': Corporate Tax Reform Dies In Salem

OPB | June 23, 2017 9:45 a.m.

As a deadline looms to close a $1.4 billion budget gap, Oregon Democrats are abandoning efforts to increase corporate tax revenue. 

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Is Cleared

OPB | June 19, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The federal investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has concluded with no criminal charges.

Politics | Nation | News

'OPB Politics Now': A Busy Week For Oregon Senators

OPB | June 15, 2017 1:33 p.m.

Both of Oregon's senators found themselves in the national spotlight this week. 

Politics | News

Northwest Politicians Respond To Congressional Shooting In Virginia

OPB | June 14, 2017 9:15 a.m.

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.

local | News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': How Oregon Plans To Fill A $1.4 Billion Budget Gap

OPB | June 8, 2017 2:24 p.m.

We discuss the latest revenue-raising and cost-cutting proposals in Salem to close the $1.4 billion budget gap.

local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Ultimatums For Portland Water Bureau, Washington Legislature

OPB | May 26, 2017 10:45 a.m.

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.