Anna Griffin is the news director for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Before OPB, Anna spent 11 years as a reporter and editor at The Oregonian and 10 years as a reporter at the Charlotte Observer. She served as a 2011-12 Nieman fellow at Harvard University.
Anna graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She minored in screaming about the college basketball team.
When she's not at work, Anna is busy raising her two children and wondering what the concept of "free time" actually means.
Oregon will lift mask mandate in early April for health care settings
Health regulators announced Friday that the mask requirement for workers, patients and visitors to health care settings such as hospitals, dentist’s offices, urgent care centers and school nurses offices, will expire April 3.
‘OPB Politics Now’: Rethinking Oregon’s approach to growth
Oregon lawmakers have begun revealing their plan for solving the state’s housing crisis. It’s going to require a big philosophical shift in how Oregon thinks about its land. On this week's show, we examine Oregon’s half-century-old land-use system and why even progressives are now saying it’s time to make it easier to build here.
‘OPB Politics Now’: The Oregon legislature returns, and Sam Adams leaves
On this week's show, we look at the biggest challenges facing the 2023 Oregon legislature and the big complaints that led Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to fire one of his predecessors, Sam Adams.
‘OPB Politics Now’: Tina Kotek gets to work
On this week's episode of "OPB Politics Now," we look at Tina Kotek's first week as Oregon governor and the big promises she's made on homelessness.
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek takes first actions on ‘humanitarian disaster’ of homelessness
New Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek signed three executive orders aimed at jumpstarting the state's quest to end homelessness.
Tina Kotek sworn in as Oregon’s 39th governor, promises action on housing
Gov. Tina Kotek is set to take office Monday. She’s promised to take on housing, health care and education in her first term as governor.
‘OPB Politics Now’: The end of Oregon’s death penalty
On this week's show, we break down Gov. Kate Brown's decision to commute the sentences of everyone facing execution in Oregon.
Massive change coming to Portland city government
Voters in Oregon’s largest city ousted an incumbent and agreed to radically remake the city’s form of government and process for electing its leaders.
‘OPB Politics Now’: Portland’s new strategy on homeless camping
On this week's show, we dive deep into Portland's new plan to ban homeless camping.
Measure 113 would make legislative walkouts much harder in Oregon
Ballot Measure 113 is a union-pushed response to recent Republican walkouts. It would create a major political consequence for lawmakers for refuse to come to work to block votes.