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.
Legacy Emanuel opened the state’s largest hyperbaric oxygen chamber Tuesday. It’s used to treat wounds that are difficult to heal.
A judge's decision to give Gary Haugen a date to die increases pressure on Gov. Kate Brown to figure out what Oregon will do about capital punishment.
Despite having a reputation for gray skies, Oregon has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the nation. OHSU is holding a ‘War On Skin Cancer’ event Saturday to help figure out why.
Several Multnomah County residents may have been surprised this month to find out they received the same jury summons as their neighbors.
Health insurance premiums in Oregon are lower than the national average, according to new numbers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — but that may not last.
The middle class is shrinking nationally according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. But Portland's middle class is still close to average size.
More than a dozen Arizona Republicans have written to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, asking her to further investigate the death of Malheur refuge occupier LaVoy Finicum.
Transportation | Economy | News | Election | local | Politics | Business | Election 2016OPB | May 11, 2016 11:45 a.m. | Portland
Portland City Council has unanimously passed a new tax on heavy truck companies. It’s seen as an integral part of the gas tax ballot measure that voters will decide next week.
Portland’s gas tax ballot measure looks likely to pass, according to a new OPB poll. The four-year, temporary tax would add 10 cents to every gallon of gas sold in Portland.
Scientists at the Knight Cancer Institute are looking for 10,000-15,000 older women from Oregon and Southwest Washington for a study on heart disease and blood cancer.
Economy | Science | Parents | News | Education | local | Nation | NW Life | Family | Politics | Health | BusinessOPB | May 6, 2016 9:24 a.m. | Portland
Mothers who gain too much weight or who have high blood sugar during pregnancy are more likely to have obese children, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente.
Economy | Parents | News | Recreation | Election | Entertainment | local | NW Life | Family | Politics | Health | BusinessOPB | May 5, 2016 6:30 p.m. | Portland
A Food and Drug Administration announcement assuming regulatory authority over e-cigarettes has been met with a shrug in Oregon. Some local authorities have already taken action.