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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

Politics | NW Life | News | Economy | Nation

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!

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

Politics | News | Nation | 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.

Politics | News | Election | 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?

Politics | News | local | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Trump Skips Oregon, Citizen Panel Endorses M97, And More

OPB | 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.

Politics | News | local | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Presidential Race In Oregon, Rural Recalls And Alleged Election Violations

OPB | 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.

Business | Education | News | Economy | local | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Marijuana, School Boards And Anti-Trump Republicans In Oregon

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 3:38 p.m.

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.

Politics | News | NW Life | local | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Portland's Political Fallout Over Homelessness

OPB | 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!”

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

OPB Politics Now: DNC Wrapup, Politics Of Homelessness And More

OPB | July 29, 2016 1 p.m.

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).

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

OPB Politics Now: PPS Superintendent Retires, News From The RNC And More

OPB | July 22, 2016 midnight

We dig into the Republican National Convention, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith's retirement announcement and more.

Politics | News | Nation | local | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Fighting Corporate Taxes, GOP Convention Preview

OPB | July 15, 2016 9:38 a.m.

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.

Politics | News | Nation | local | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Dallas Repercussions, VP Rumors, And More

OPB | July 7, 2016 2:49 p.m. | Portland

We’ll discuss the local repercussions of police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana and the deaths of five police officers in Dallas Thursday.

Politics | News | local | Election | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Retirement And Ballot Measures Galore

OPB | 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.

Politics | News | local | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Oregon Gubernatorial Debates, Oil Trains, And More

OPB | 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.

Politics | News | local | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Gov. Brown's Critics, Orlando And Gender Non-Binary

OPB | 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.

News | Tragedy At Umpqua Community College

Q&A: What This Graduation Day Means For Umpqua Community College Students

OPB | June 10, 2016 12:30 p.m.

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.

Politics | News | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Oil, Lead And RNC Delegates

OPB | June 10, 2016 10:45 a.m.

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.