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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

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'OPB Politics Now': Greg Walden Faces The Music

OPB | April 13, 2017 12:10 p.m. | Portland

OPB reporters Jeff Mapes and Amanda Peacher join host Geoff Norcross to talk about the raucous reception Rep. Greg Walden has received at town hall meetings this week. 

News | Politics | Economy | local

'OPB Politics Now': The Taxes Are Coming!

OPB | April 6, 2017 3:39 p.m. | Portland

With Tax Day approaching, we dig into tax reform efforts at the national, state and local levels.

News | Politics | Nation | local

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Resists Trump

OPB | March 30, 2017 1:54 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s leaders are picking fights with the Trump administration on a number of issues. The administration is pushing back, threatening to withhold grants from states that don’t get in line.

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'OPB Politics Now': Liberals Vs. Liberals At Portland City Hall

OPB | March 23, 2017 3:44 p.m. | Portland

Portland commissioners are trying to enact a progressive agenda, but activists in council chambers are yelling at them to focus more on police reform and homelessness.

News | local | Health | Nation

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Works On Health Care

OPB | March 17, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden is at the center of Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act — but the bill his committee came up with is not universally loved by Republicans.

News | Politics | local

Hillsboro Mayor On City's Emotional Sanctuary City Vote — And How Cities Can Help

OPB | March 9, 2017 8:32 a.m. | Portland

Earlier this week, the Hillsboro City Council voted 4-to-3 to declare its community as a sanctuary city. After a long and emotional meeting, Mayor Steve Callaway broke the tie.  

News | Politics | Nation | local

'OPB Politics Now': Roads And Bridges

OPB | March 3, 2017 11:30 a.m.

President Trump wants to spend a trillion dollars on roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects. That’s good news to Oregon, where the roads and bridges need a lot of work.

News | Politics | local

'OPB Politics Now': Money, Money, Money

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Host Julie Sabatier talks with OPB political reporters Chris Lehman and Jeff Mapes about Oregon’s budget picture, and how it could be affected by federal action on health care and international trade. 

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'OPB Politics Now': Housing And Homelessness

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017 12:33 p.m. | Portland

A new Portland city ordinance requires landlords to assist tenants with relocation costs in the case of a no-cause eviction while the Oregon Legislature grapples with housing issues.

Sports | News | local

Is Portland Ready For The NHL?

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 12:03 p.m. | Portland

Can Portland land an NHL team? A conversation with a former Trail Blazers executive who was part of the last serious efforts to bring major-league hockey to Oregon. 

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Washington State's Resistance To Trump

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 10:45 a.m.

How did Washington state emerge as the center for the resistance to Donald Trump's agenda?

News | Nation | local | Land use

How Oregon Standoff And Jeff Sessions May Affect Bunkerville Trial

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 12:13 p.m.

The trial of six men accused of participating in an armed standoff with federal agents in 2014 in Bunkerville, Nevada, starts Thursday — refocusing attention on land rights in the West.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Senators On Trump Nominees, Walden On Health Care

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 2:37 p.m.

Both of Oregon's U.S. senators are working to block President Trump's nominees, including his pick for the Supreme Court.

Education | News | Politics | NW Life | local

Portland State Student With DACA Deferral Prepares For Uncertain Future

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 midnight | Portland

DACA allows undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children to live without fear of deportation. Its disappearance would affect around 750,000 people, including PSU student Liliana Luna.

Water | News | Politics | Nation | Communities

OPB Politics Now: Upcoming Legislative Session And A $2 Billion Budget Gap

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017 10:42 a.m.

Lawmakers have to close a nearly $2 billion budget gap, and that’s before any laws are made.

News | Politics | Nation | local

'OPB Politics Now': Trump's Speech

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 8:10 p.m.

We dig into Donald Trump’s inaugural address with a former Republican speechwriter from Oregon.


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.  

News | Politics | local

'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.

Books | News | Sports | Entertainment | 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.

News | Politics | Nation | Election

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."