Reporter and Producer
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.
Kristian 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 The Oregonian, the BBC, NPR, the Statesman Journal, Willamette Week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America.
He graduated from the University of Westminster in London.
The vast majority of Oregon’s "Coordinated Care Organizations" earned all available "quality dollars" last year, according to a new report out of the Oregon Health Authority.
Oregonians could have saved 28 percent on their health procedures last year if they’d shopped for the best price, according to a new study.
Oregonians who don’t get their insurance through work are facing rate hikes of about 10 to 30 percent next year, according to preliminary figures out of the state.
Pacific Ocean | News | local | NW Life | EducationOPB | June 17, 2016 1:16 p.m. | Portland
Seaside is a step closer to getting its schools out of the tsunami zone. The timber company Weyerhaeuser announced Friday it's donating 80 acres of land to relocate the schools.
Multnomah County adopted new rules for tobacco licenses this week. Stores that sell tobacco will have to apply for a license starting July 1.
Oregon has adopted new federal standards for the prescribing of opioids.
Following a White House summit on organ donation, OHSU will receive millions of dollars to try to make organs more accessible to the patients who need them.
Environment | Food | News | Animals | Climate change | Pacific Ocean | local | ScienceOPB | June 12, 2016 2:45 p.m. | Portland
Native Olympia oysters have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification, according to a newly published study in the Journal of Limnology and Oceanography.
Portland's Veterans Memorial Coliseum is now considered a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which may help generate momentum to renovate it.
Environment | News | local | Science | Health | Lead In The WaterOPB | June 1, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Portland
For years, Multnomah County has been warning people about lead contamination in the home, but recent revelations of lead-contaminated water have officials rethinking their approach.
Portland Public Schools shut off the drinking water district-wide after tests showed elevated lead levels at two schools. How did this happen and where do we go from here?
Oregon’s health facilities are becoming more transparent about mistakes, according to a new report from the Oregon Patient Safety Commission.