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.
Sen. Jeff Merkley had a relative who died in the Umpqua Community College shooting.
The state has known since 2007 that 649 Oregon schools are at high risk of collapse in a subduction zone earthquake. Eight years and one Great Recession later, has anything changed?
Health | Family | Elections | Politics | Nation | Economy | Environment | News | Science | Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?OPB | Sept. 27, 2015 midnight | Portland
For years, experts have said that if there’s an earthquake we should "Duck, Cover and Hold." But is that always the best approach?
Volunteers across about 20 cities in Oregon started gathering signatures Saturday for a ballot measure to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
America’s large metropolitan areas are seeing much stronger growth than smaller cities. The same is true in Oregon, but to a smaller degree.
Health | Recreation | Politics | Water | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News | AnimalsOPB | Sept. 25, 2015 1:03 p.m. | Portland
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife begins a process Monday that will poison fish in 10 different ponds around the state, so they can be restocked with trout.
The Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed Wednesday that a Portland bar owner must pay about $400,000 in damages to transgender patrons he asked to stay away.
About 14 percent of students said they’ve experienced non-consensual sexual contact by force, threat of force, or incapacitation.
Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation released a draft a bill Thursday, aimed at protecting the privacy of students when involved in legal disputes with colleges.
A popular claim among supporters of the Affordable Care Act over the last year has been that 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance. The trouble is, the latest figures out of the Census Bureau put the figure closer to 90 percent.