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Geoff Norcross

Geoff Norcross is a 25-year radio veteran, having worked in several markets and formats. He’s been OPB’s Morning Edition Host since the Fall of 2008. Before coming to Oregon, he was the Program Director at KNAU in Flagstaff, AZ, where he helped shape the network-quality sound of the station’s local productions. Geoff has also talked on the radio in New York, Tampa, St. Louis, Illinois and West Virginia. He graduated from Bradley University with a B.A. in Communications. Geoff has been awarded Best Interview by the Public Radio News Directors association. He also won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Feature Reporting, and has been recognized for his reporting, interviewing and hosting by the Associated Press and the New York Festivals. Geoff lives in Southwest Portland with his wife Kristy. When he’s not on the air, you can find him rowing on the Willamette River, or running and biking around the SW hills. If you get up early enough, you might catch him hiking the nearby mountains.

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Recent Articles

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.

Politics | News | 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.

Politics | Elections | News | local | 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.

Politics | Elections | News | local | 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.

Elections | News | local

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.

Business | News

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.

Politics | News | 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.

Political Chat

Political Chat: A 'Last Of His Kind' Governor Remembered

OPB | July 25, 2014 10:32 a.m. | Portland

Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh passed away Monday at the age of 93. He was Oregon's last Republican governor.

News | local | Northwest Wildfires

Small Town Of Fossil Transformed With Influx Of Firefighters

OPB | July 24, 2014 9:50 a.m.

Wildfire continues to dominate the headlines in Oregon, with 11 large fires burning across more than 935 square miles of central and Northeastern Oregon.

Political Chat

Political Chat: Pot And Guns Make News On Both Sides Of River This Week

OPB | July 14, 2014 10:40 a.m.

The big news of the week was happening across the Columbia River. Washington is now the second state in the country that can legally sell recreational marijuana. Oregon may follow suit, and is watching closely.

NW Life | local

Field Guide Crew Gets Rare Glimpse Inside Mount St. Helens' Glaciers

OPB | July 1, 2014 7 a.m.

A trip below Mount St. Helens gave the crew of Oregon Field Guide a rare view under the volcano, but the team faced harrowing conditions returning home this weekend.

Health | local | Vital Signs

Q&A: Assessing Oregon's Reinvention Of Medicaid

OPB | June 24, 2014 11:40 a.m.

The Oregon Health Authority released the first full year report Tuesday on how the new Coordinated Care Organizations are doing. Here's a first look at what the document reveals.