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.
News | Election | Politics | Election 2016OPB | 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.
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.
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?
local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 12:16 p.m.
Host Geoff Norcross is joined by OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, state political reporter Chris Lehman, and news director Anna Griffin.
local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016OPB | Aug. 18, 2016 2:10 p.m.
It's no secret many Oregon Republicans are uneasy about Donald Trump. Multiple rural Oregon communities held recall votes this week. Some allege violations in ballot measure campaigns.
Why are some Oregon Republicans distancing themselves from Donald Trump? When will Portland Public Schools find a new superintendent? And Oregon lawmakers are pushing to change marijuana policy.
local | News | Politics | NW Life | Election 2016OPB | Aug. 5, 2016 midnight
This week, we consider the political fallout from the homelessness problem in Portland. We look at Gov. Kate Brown’s endorsement of Measure 97. And we poke fun at our state with “That’s So Oregon!”
OPB Politics Now talks boos at the Democratic National Convention, then swings the focus to regional issues such as homelessness in Portland and Measure 97 (formerly IP28).
local | Election | Politics | Nation | Technology | News | NW Life | Election 2016OPB | July 22, 2016 midnight
We dig into the Republican National Convention, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith's retirement announcement and more.
Opponents of a corporate tax measure in Oregon are raising big money to defeat it this fall. And OPB is headed to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. We have your primer.
local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016OPB | June 30, 2016 12:19 p.m. | Portland
Retirement is the new resignation among local public officials. A Supreme Court ruling could affect John Kitzhaber. Oregon ballot measures take aim at the Democratic establishment.
local | News | Politics | Election 2016OPB | June 23, 2016 3:25 p.m.
We explore the politics of oil trains in the Columbia River Gorge and discuss what to expect from the fall debates between the major candidates for Oregon governor.
local | News | Politics | Election 2016OPB | June 16, 2016 3:48 p.m.
We look at look at the recent heavy criticism of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, how Oregon leaders reacted to the deadly shooting in Orlando, and a "gender non-binary" ruling.
It's graduation day at Umpqua Community College, the scene of a mass shooting last October. Morning Edition's Geoff Norcross speaks with graduating UCC student Joshua Friedlein about what this day means to him and his fellow classmates.
This week, we talk oil trains, lead in the water and the business community's reaction to what could be a major corporate tax increase and Oregon's delegates to the Republican National Convention.
local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016OPB | June 2, 2016 2:17 p.m.
We’ll chart the political consequences of the discovery of lead in the drinking water at Portland Public Schools and dig into a lawsuit filed over Oregon’s paid sick leave law.
We dig into dueling reports from a Congressional panel about who's to blame for the notorious failure of the Cover Oregon health insurance enrollment website and get a preview of the brewing fight over what could be the most contentious item on the November ballot.
local | News | Election | Politics | Election 2016OPB | May 6, 2016 10:31 a.m.
We discuss the presidential race in Oregon, a suddenly hot secretary of state's race, Portland mayoral politics — and end with a fun segment we're calling, "That's So Oregon."