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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

News | Politics | Nation | local | Land use | Land | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

How Militants May 'Indict' Non-Believers

OPB | Jan. 22, 2016 8:42 a.m.

New recruits are arriving at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and some want to try and convict people who disagree with their beliefs. It’s called a Citizens' Grand Jury and it's quite serious.

News | Politics | Nation | local | Land use | Land | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Burns Community Seeks Unity, Asking Armed Occupiers To Leave

OPB | Jan. 12, 2016 8:59 a.m.

Armed militants continue to occupy the the Malheur National Refuge, eleven days after first taking over the refuge headquarters. The occupation remains a big issue for the community of Burns.

Sen. Wyden Speaks On Online Terrorists Activity

OPB | Dec. 14, 2015 10 a.m.

Two senators — Dianne Feinstein of California and Richard Burr of North Carolina — have proposed a bill that would require tech companies like Facebook to report online terrorist activity to the authorities. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is not a fan of the bill, and he lays out a couple of his reservations.

News | local | Business | Economy

Stock Market Shakeup Highlights Oregon's Ties To China

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015 9:51 a.m.

The stock market showed signs of a rebound Tuesday. But reporter Matthew Kish with Portland Business Journal said 18 of Oregon’s 20 largest companies lost value during the big crash on Monday.

News | local | Business | Economy

Q&A: Why Does Berkshire Hathaway Want To Buy Oregon-Based Precision Castparts?

OPB | Aug. 10, 2015 11:16 a.m.

Andy Giegerich, digital managing editor for the Portland Business Journal, joined OPB's Geoff Norcross to discuss  Warren Buffett's planned acquisition of Precision Castparts, announced Monday morning.

News | local

Haven't Smoked Pot In Years? A Few Tips On Starting Back

OPB | July 1, 2015 12:08 p.m.

Sue Vorenberg, the media director at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver, shares some tips for Oregonians considering using pot after a long break.


Christmas Flood 1964: '7 Feet Of Water In The House'

OPB | Dec. 22, 2014 midnight | Portland

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.

News | Entertainment

Q&A: Portland Rolls Out Its 'Wild' Red Carpet

OPB | Dec. 9, 2014 10:04 a.m. | Portland

Monday night "Wild" was screened for the first time in Portland. It's the film adaptation of  Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir of the same name.

News | Arts

National Scrabble Champ Gives Tips For Winning

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014 7 a.m.

The reigning national Scrabble champion, Conrad Bassett-Bouchard of Portland, says you don't need a 'word brain' to win.

News | Politics | Cannabis Country: SW Oregon's Pot Economy

Q&A: What Marijuana Lessons Might Oregon Learn From Washington?

OPB | Nov. 5, 2014 8:45 p.m.

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.

Political Chat

Q & A: What Do Tuesday's Election Results Mean For Oregon?

OPB | Nov. 5, 2014 8:28 a.m.

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.

Political Chat

Political Chat: Gubernatorial Revelations, Debates, A Vice-Presidential Visit

OPB | Oct. 10, 2014 noon

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.

News | local | Elections | Politics | Political Chat

Political Chat: Wehby's New Approach, A Gubernatorial Debate, And The Marijuana Vote

OPB | 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.


Q&A: Public Defender On America's Moral Authority, New Strikes Against Terrorism

OPB | Sept. 29, 2014 5 a.m.

As the United States strikes back at terrorist groups, Steven Wax is watching warily.

News | local | Elections | Politics | Political Chat

Political Chat: U.S. House Races, Outside Money In Oregon Elections

OPB | Sept. 26, 2014 10:13 a.m.

We talk about outside money in Oregon elections, as well as U.S. House races, in our weekly chat with two of the state's leading politics experts.

News | local | Elections

Q&A: Former Gov. Barbara Roberts Remembers Vic Atiyeh

OPB | Sept. 2, 2014 midnight | Portland

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.

News | local | Political Chat

Political Chat: Shoe Drops, Goldilocks And Gay Marriage

OPB | 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.

News | Business

Q&A: Washington County Commissioner Defends Intel Tax Deal

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014 midnight | Portland

Washington County and the City of Hillsboro will vote on a massive tax deal for Intel Corporation Tuesday evening.

News | Politics | Political Chat

Political Chat: Pot, Parties And Coal Ports

OPB | Aug. 22, 2014 11:47 a.m. | Portland

People are organizing themselves into Pro and Con camps for the upcoming election.


Political Chat: Wheeler Can't Run, Tax Deal For Intel

OPB | Aug. 18, 2014 10:33 a.m. | Portland

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.