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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


For Pacific Northwest Teachers, Too Many Snow Days Slows Learning

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 11:21 a.m. | Portland

OPB "Morning Edition" host Geoff Norcross talked to Angela Landy, an English teacher at David Douglas High School in East Portland, about what all this lost classroom time means.  

Politics | local | News

'OPB Politics Now': New Year, New Portland City Government

OPB | Jan. 6, 2017 9:22 a.m.

Will Ted Wheeler buck the trend of one-term mayors in Portland? For our first episode of 2017, we look at the challenges of running the city at a time when incivility is rampant at council meetings.

News | Sports | Entertainment | Books | Think Out Loud

The Transformative Power of Physical Activity

OPB | Dec. 26, 2016 noon

Geoff Norcross talks to three different authors about how athletic obsession can help us and hurt us.

Election | Nation | Politics | News

OPB Politics Now: Trump's Pick For Interior Secretary

OPB | Dec. 16, 2016 10:30 a.m.

Just who is Donald Trump's pick for secretary of the interior? Learn about Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke on this episode of "OPB Politics Now."

'OPB Politics Now': Power Shifts In The Oregon Delegation

OPB | Dec. 9, 2016 11 a.m.

How will Oregon's Congressional delegation deal with the new political realities in Washington, D.C.?

Election | NW Life | Politics | local | News

'OPB Politics Now': What Trump Means For The Northwest

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 3:14 p.m.

What will a Donald Trump presidency mean for the Northwest?

Election | Politics | local | News | Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Portland's Newest City Commissioner

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016 10:42 a.m. | Portland

We’re talking about a really interesting item we didn’t get to in our post-election coverage: Portland’s newest city commissioner — Chloe Eudaly.

local | News

Washington County Sheriff Says Deputies Won't Enforce Federal Immigration Law

OPB | Nov. 18, 2016 1 p.m.

Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett said the priority of local policing is community safety, not immigration law.

Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Trump Backlash

OPB | Nov. 17, 2016 1:20 p.m.

We dig into the post-election protests in Portland and take up an effort at the state level to change the national electoral system. 

Election | Nation | Politics | News | Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Election Results And The Urban/Rural Divide

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 10:08 a.m.

In this episode, host Geoff Norcross, OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins wrap up the 2016 election and discuss the role of the urban/rural divide in the Pacific Northwest.

Election | Politics | local | News | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Measure 97 Analysis And Listener Questions

OPB | Nov. 3, 2016 4:10 p.m.

OPB Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes and News Director Anna Griffin join host Geoff Norcross to dig into the substance of the controversial corporate tax measure.

Election | Politics | local | News | Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Ballot Measures That Are Not M97

OPB | Nov. 1, 2016 10:19 a.m. | Portland

We've heard a lot about Measure 97 on Oregon's ballot. This special episode of "OPB Politics Now" is about the six others.

Election | Nation | NW Life | Politics | News

OPB Politics Now: An In-Depth Look At Governor Kate Brown Plus Listener Questions

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 10:01 a.m.

OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and Statesman Journal reporter Gordon Friedman join host Julie Sabatier to talk about incumbent Oregon Governor Kate Brown.

Nation | Economy | Politics | NW Life | News

OPB Politics Now: The Surprisingly Exciting Race For Secretary Of State

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 1:12 p.m.

Host Geoff Norcross along with OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Chris Lehman talk about the Secretary of State’s race, which is surprisingly interesting this year!

Politics | Nation | local | Election | News | NW Life | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Live Event Special Digs Into Oregon And Washington Races

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016 1 p.m.

In this special episode of "OPB Politics Now," we dig into presidential politics, new polling on Oregon races and some fascinating ballot measures in Washington.

Nation | Politics | News | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Special Episode On Domestic Violence Comments

OPB | Oct. 3, 2016 11:02 a.m.

On this special Monday edition of the podcast, host Geoff Norcross is joined by OPB News Director Anna Griffin and Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes to talk about some controversial comments on domestic violence that came up in Friday's gubernatorial debate at the City Club of Portland.

Election | Politics | News | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: M97 Ads And Why Trump's Only Oregon Staffer Left The State

OPB | Sept. 29, 2016 3 p.m.

The podcast will discuss why Donald Trump's lone paid staffer in Oregon is leaving for Michigan and what that says about where the presidential race stands here.

OPB Politics Now: School Funding, Goat Yoga, New Oregon Voters Poll And More

OPB | Sept. 8, 2016 3:48 p.m.

This week we look at new polling on the races for president and governor in Oregon, hear why Portland voters won't decide on a school funding bond this year and learn all about goat yoga.

Politics | News | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Homelessness Policy, Campaign Finance And More

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 12:15 p.m.

This week we discuss Donald Trump's recent visit to Washington state and dig into the policies designed to address the increasingly difficult homelessness problem in Portland. Plus, just who is donating to presidential and gubernatorial campaigns in Oregon?