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 only clinic to focus on African-American health in Oregon, opened a new building Friday.
A study of end-of-life medical directives shows nurse practitioners, rather than doctors, are helping people make plans for dying.
A Portland State University study has found that Oregon’s new system of primary care homes is saving the state millions of dollars.
As Oregon schools deal with lead in drinking water, the price of a drug long used to treat lead poisoning is now 27 times higher.
NW Life | local | Climate change | NewsOPB | Oct. 15, 2016 3:40 p.m. | Portland
Crews are cleaning up after a tornado ripped through Manzanita, Oregon, Friday. More bad weather is forecast for parts of the West Coast Saturday.
local | Business | Technology | NewsOPB | Oct. 14, 2016 3:43 p.m. | Portland
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, says three important computer issues are likely to be discussed in Congress this fall.
Measure 97 is a tax engineered to make large corporations pay the bills for several state programs — but it may not be just businesses paying the bills. Oregon consumers will wind up paying, too.
The Oregon Health Authority is offering free soil screenings at a public meeting in Portland next week. The event comes after concerns about toxic metals in the air.
Ground was broken Tuesday on a new $300 million courthouse for Multnomah County.
It won’t be finished until 2020.
Oregon regulators gave marijuana retailers a little breathing room Friday as new testing, labeling and packaging rules start.
Sen. Ron Wyden visited a senior center in Portland Friday to highlight a bill that would force all presidential candidates to release their tax returns.
The next few days might be a good time to marijuan pot as retailers try to sell old inventory because of new state requirements.
The American Society of Civil Engineers in Portland on Wednesday unveiled new standards for building in tsunami zones across the five western states.
Family | NW Life | local | Science | Business | Parents | Economy | Health | Election | Technology | News | Politics | Nation | Communities | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Water | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 1:32 p.m. | Portland
OSU is ignoring the advice of some of its ocean scientists by building a $50 million research center in Newport's tsunami zone.
Protesters with the group Don’t Shoot PDX and the Black Lives Matter movement demonstrated in Portland Friday. Mayor Charlie Hales says he will meet with them again Tuesday.
Six health care organizations from Oregon are coming together to build three housing complexes.