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.
We talk about where the battle lines are being drawn and dig into the history of Portland's difficult relationship with freeway projects.
This time, we dig into the ballot referendum process in Oregon and how it could affect two of the most divisive issues of our time: gun control and health care.
We ask if we've seen the last of the attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and get a status update on the effort to repeal a new state tax on health care providers.
Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzaman made a surprise announcement — he won't run for reelection next year.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is under pressure to reduce the state’s liability for the public pension system.
What is the kicker, anyway? And what does it mean for you?
Environment | News | localOPB | Aug. 24, 2017 7:04 a.m.
The Chetco Bar Fire has been burning for six weeks. Firefighters have made progress this week, but it remains large and dangerous.
There’s a lot going on in the Portland Police Bureau these days. There’s the search for a permanent chief. The mayor has also proposed a new model for community oversight, which is attracting criticism.
We’re taking advantage of a slow week in Oregon politics to bring you a recent conversation with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on OPB’s "Think Out Loud."
What's on Oregon's political horizon?
While Congress continues to negotiate rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Oregon lawmakers are going the other way.
As a deadline looms to close a $1.4 billion budget gap, Oregon Democrats are abandoning efforts to increase corporate tax revenue.
The federal investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has concluded with no criminal charges.
Both of Oregon's senators found themselves in the national spotlight this week.
Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon’s only Republican member of Congress, tells OPB he was not at the scene of the shooting Wednesday morning and is safe.
We discuss the latest revenue-raising and cost-cutting proposals in Salem to close the $1.4 billion budget gap.
Portland can no longer avoid treating its water for a deadly parasite and the Washington Legislature is in overtime as a government shutdown looms in the not-so-distant future.