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.
Over the last year, Oregon employers have added 39,00 people to their payrolls. That’s equivalent to the population of Lake Oswego.
A consumer group has found that millions of Americans face aggressive tactics from medical debt collectors — even when they don't owe money. And it’s ruining their credit.
Police bureaus across the state are encouraging people to report hate crimes.
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Despite a wet and windy spring, wildfire season officially begins in Washington state Saturday. Oregon’s fire season typically begins next month, depending on weather conditions.
A group of Oregonians calling for more research into vaccines returned from a lobbying visit to Washington DC this week.
The Oregon House of Representatives could vote on a bill next week to stop patients from being hit by some large, unexpected medical bills.
The number of prescriptions written for people wanting help to die has increased every year since Oregon started its program 18 years ago.
Another insurance company is dropping out of Oregon’s individual health marketplace.
Lawmakers are considering cutting health insurance costs for Oregon’s teachers and government employees, by requiring they use the state’s coordinated care organizations.
Even with its tax credit increases for older consumers, the GOP's new health care bill would increase overall health insurance costs for Oregonians, according to a new analysis.
Next month, Lane will become the first county in Oregon to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco — from 18 to 21. Other counties and the whole state might be joining them soon.
The Deschutes County District Attorney has launched a criminal investigation into an apparent breach of patient records at St. Charles Health System.
Some Republican lawmakers in Oregon are joining Democrats in their displeasure at the replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
Oregon farmers and veterinarians are speaking out against a bill in Salem that would make it illegal to give antibiotics to healthy farm animals.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released a report Thursday saying the new health care law created by the Trump Administration would triple Oregon’s uninsured rate and cut 23,000 jobs.
Oregonians who don’t want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed are rallying around the state. OPB caught up with one group on the Capitol steps Monday.