Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He specializes in health care, business, politics, law and public safety. In 2004 he was embedded with the Oregon National Guard in Iraq.
Foden-Vencil started as a cub reporter in 1988, working for newspapers in London, England. In 1991 he moved to Oregon and started freelancing. His work has appeared in publications as varied as The Oregonian, the BBC, NPR, the Salem Statesman Journal, Willamette Week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America.
Kristian has won a Peabody along with awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors. He graduated from the University of Westminster in London.
Some people oppose the use of a surrogate to have a baby. One reason is that transferred fetuses are sometimes aborted - because they're unhealthy or there are too many of them. But improvements in in vitro fertilization methods is resulting a reduction in the number of abortions.
People protesting oil drilling in the Arctic marched through downtown Portland Monday, and held a “die-in.” They're trying to send President Obama a message as he travels to Alaska this week.
Archaeologists from the University of Oregon return this week to a cave where the oldest known footwear in the world was found.
Oregon will likely see a lot more advisories for beach bacteria in the future. But it’s not because the state is finding more bacteria, it’s because it’s lowering the bar for issuing an advisory.
Oregon’s tourism industry is growing at 14 percent, but a fair slice of that growth relies on one country — and it’s having problems.
R&B singer Janelle Monae rallied in Portland Monday in memory of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last year.
After 36 homes were burned at the Canyon Creek Wildfire outside John Day this week, Oregon is trying to let owners know that relief is available.
The identities of the three firefighters who died in Washington on Wednesday have been released.
Is combing or using stronger chemicals the best way to get rid of head lice?
Animal rights activists are celebrating after the Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of a woman for neglecting dozens of cats.
A vote on whether to give Facebook a tax break to build a third large data center in Prineville has been postponed.
After a six-year delay, Medicare proposes to reimburse doctors who hold end-of-life discussions with Medicare patients. The federal program is now soliciting public comments on the idea.
Oregon is benefiting from strong exports, but a state economist thinks growth will slow over the next few years.
Four community health centers in Oregon have been awarded close to $4 million, by a federal program aimed at increasing health coverage.
Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations aren't always effective at informing new patients about their benefits according to a new report.
Oregon reached a settlement Wednesday with drug manufacturer Insys.