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 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 | local | Pacific Ocean | Politics | Health | Communities | Science | Technology | News | NW Life | Business | Nation | Economy | Parents | Election | 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.
local | Nation | Health | Technology | News | NW Life | Business | Economy | TransportationOPB | Sept. 23, 2016 9:45 a.m. | Portland
Transportation experts say a new kind of speed camera has reduced speeding along a Portland highway by 93 percent.
Oregon is trying to cut the number of pain pills handed out in emergency rooms.
People with a friend or family member addicted to opioids can now go to an Oregon pharmacy and get a prescription for Naloxone.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) is touring the state, trying to build support for a public option to be included in the health insurance marketplaces.
Oregon has reached a settlement with software giant Oracle over the failed health insurance exchange ‘Cover Oregon.’
Three percent is considered a relatively modest increase for health care. It’s lower than last year’s 4 percent and mirrors the recent trend of slower growth. percent this year.
A couple of dozen people picketed outside Portland-bazed Zoom+ Tuesday. They’re upset the health clinic chain doesn’t accept Medicare and Medicaid.
Environment | Health | local | NewsOPB | Sept. 13, 2016 9:51 a.m. | Portland
Fire Marshall Bill Slosson said weather conditions are favorable Tuesday for battling the ‘Old Lady Creek’ fire — 20 miles east of Goldendale, Washington.
About 100 people gathered in downtown Portland Friday, to call for prison reform.
Family | local | Recreation | Politics | Nation | Health | Science | News | NW Life | Business | Entertainment | Economy | ParentsOPB | Sept. 9, 2016 10:15 a.m. | Portland
Some 8,000 people are expected to take part in Portland’s "Walk To End Alzheimer’s" on Sunday.