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.
Having health insurance makes it less likely that you’ll suffer sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Health Association.
Some children spent 80 days or more living in hotel rooms as part of an Oregon foster care program, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
The Washington State Insurance Commissioner says companies will be selling individual health insurance in both Grays Harbor and Klickitat counties next year.
Jude Rochon, 6, is at Oregon Health & Science University Thursday to be fitted with a prosthetic hand. But rather than spending $50,000 for it, the hand was made with a 3-D printer and cost about $50.
Oregon Health and Science University announced Thursday that it’s attracted a top researcher to join the Knight Cancer Institute.
People fighting to control the cost of prescription drugs are worried the pharmaceutical lobby may have killed their bill.
The Oregon House has passed a package of bills to fund the Oregon Health Authority — and continue providing health insurance for hundreds of thousands of Oregonians.
Starting next month, the Oregon DMV will offer identity cards with a third gender marker. It’s the first time a U.S. state has recognized non-binary identities.
What the change from the 'Affordable Care Act' to the 'American Health Care Act' would mean for one Gresham family.
There is no definitive standard for identifying or treating veterans at risk of suicide, according to a new study out of Oregon Health and Science University.
A settlement to stop Oregon’s foster kids from being temporarily housed in hotels and state offices has broken down.
Large companies in Oregon are following a new trend — setting up dedicated health clinics for employees. Oregon’s largest construction company just opened its new clinic in downtown Portland.
Oregon’s Congressional delegation is reacting to news Tuesday that the U.S. Attorney General wants to reverse laws protecting states with legalized marijuana.
local | NW Life | Arts | Education | State of WonderOPB | June 9, 2017 4:50 p.m. | Portland
Schnitzer is giving $5 million to the fundraising campaign for Portland State University’s new art museum. This means, within the next few years, four regional academic museums will bear his name.
One of Portland’s most brutal looking buildings is going to get a renovation, complete with a new art museum, thanks to a $5 million donation from philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer.
Members of Oregon’s Congressional delegation reacted to former FBI director James Comey’s testimony Thursday.
Oregon was given an extension last year to bring its drivers’ licenses up to federal security standards. That extension expired Tuesday, but the state isn’t worried.
Adventist Health is opening a new long-term psychiatric care center in Portland. It’s designed to take over where the new Unity Center drops off.
Nation | Environment | NewsOPB | June 2, 2017 10:45 a.m. | Portland
Saturday is the one-year anniversary of the catastrophic oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge town of Mosier, Oregon. While the fire might be out, the crash still hangs over the town.