Geoff Norcross will join OPB Radio as the new MORNING EDITION host.
Norcross emerged as OPB’s top candidate after an extensive national search. Before coming to Portland, he worked as the program director and local host of ALL THINGS CONSIDERED at NPR affiliate KNAU in Flagstaff, Airzona. Over the course of his career, Norcross has accumulated awards such as the Best Interview from the Public Radio News Directors Association and Murrow Awards for Best Feature Reporting and Best Documentary.
“Geoff will be a great addition to our staff,” said Morgan Holm, vice president of News and Public Affairs. “He brings great experience, a passion for the Northwest and a deep commitment for public radio to OPB’s MORNING EDITION broadcast. I’m looking forward to hearing him every morning as a new voice for our local news content.”
Norcross will officially begin work at OPB the week of October 6. In the meantime, listeners can follow his transition from Flagstaff to Portland via his personal blog at http://flg2pdx.blogspot.com/, which chronicles the move.
OPB is the state’s most far-reaching and accessible media resource, providing free access to programming for children and adults designed to give voice to community, connect Oregon and its neighbors and illuminate a wider world. Every week, over 1.5 million people tune in to or log on to OPB’s television, radio and Internet services. As the hub of operations for the state’s Emergency Broadcast and Amber Alert services, OPB serves as the backbone for the distribution of critical information to broadcasters and homes throughout Oregon. OPB is one of the largest producers and presenters of national television programming through PBS, and is also a member station of NPR, Public Radio International (PRI), and American Public Media (APM). The OPB Web site is opb.org.