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.
Nursing home residents in Portland told Oregon’s two Democratic senators Friday that they would be devastated by the health care cuts proposed in the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
local | News | TransportationOPB | Sept. 21, 2017 4:22 p.m. | Portland
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 along the Columbia River Gorge could be open as early as Sunday evening or Monday morning.
A new study finds a lack of communication between nursing homes and hospitals is contributing to the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Oregon could face one of the biggest financial hits under the Cassidy-Graham bill. That's because the state embraced Obama’s health care reforms and greatly expanded Medicaid.
Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a pair of proteins that might be used to create a vaccine for gonorrhea.
Fishing guides have had to take clients to Astoria or Longview, Washington as the Columbia River Gorge burns.
Many Oregonians have been living in smoky conditions from wildfires for weeks.
Fire containment numbers have increased to 13 percent as about 100 families are allowed to return home.
Portland Police will put extra officers on the street Sunday afternoon to protect against violence between dueling protests.
Nation | Communities | Climate change | local | News | History | Environment | Land | Northwest Wildfires 2017OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 1:20 p.m. | Portland
Before the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge became the nation’s top priority wildfire, it was the Chetco Bar Fire near Brookings.
An Oregon town created by a firework 80 years ago almost burned this week by a wildfire started with a firework.
Families who’ve had to go through courts to force insurance companies to cover their medical claims say the Oregon Insurance Division needs to fight harder on the public's behalf.
The Chetco Bar Fire is the nation’s top priority wildfire and has burned more than 100,000 acres since its start last month. It’s also forced about 4,000 people from their homes under mandatory evacuation orders.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | Aug. 24, 2017 7:04 a.m.
The Chetco Bar Fire has been burning for six weeks. Firefighters have made progress this week, but it remains large and dangerous.
The incoming class of aspiring new OHSU doctors held a ‘white coat’ ceremony in Portland Friday and it’s a diverse group.
Marijuana sales are seeing a spike in anticipation of Oregon's total eclipse.
Several families traveled to Oregon Thursday to testify before the state’s new Health Evidence Review Commission.