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