Crystal  Ligori
Crystal  Ligori

Crystal Ligori


Crystal Ligori is OPB's "All Things Considered" host and narrates OPB's digital food series "Superabundant". Her reporting highlights unique stories from diverse communities, often focusing on food systems, pop culture, and LGBTQ+ communities. Before joining OPB, Crystal spent six years as host and producer at KUFO in Portland, OR, KZZU in Spokane, WA and KBGA in Missoula, MT. Her work has also been heard nationally on "Marketplace", PRX’s “Living on Earth,” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

An alumna of the School of Journalism at the University of Montana, she has earned two SPJ awards for television feature reporting and LGBTQ+ Equity Reporting in audio, a Hearst Journalism Award for broadcast news radio features, and shares a Northwest Regional Emmy for the Superabundant episode “Why wheat matters to the Pacific Northwest”. Crystal is also a freelance voiceover artist and was selected as a Gold Winner in the Voiceover category for the 2022 Telly Awards.

Latest Stories


Here’s all the music you need for a hopping holiday

For the past four years, JT Griffith has been OPB’s guide to the niche genre of holiday music. He spoke with “All Things Considered” host Crystal Ligori about being on the hunt for Christmas music year-round, new takes on old classics and a 40-year-old holiday tune that's still Japan's most popular Christmas song.

Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme share holiday joy of forming a ‘chosen family’

Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme became household names on “RuPaul’s Drag Race", but long before that, they were working together in the Pacific Northwest. Now, the duo is hitting the road for an international holiday tour and they joined OPB’s “All Things Considered” host Crystal Ligori to talk about queer joy, drag as resistance and the idea of "chosen family."

The booze-free movement thriving in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is at the forefront of a new movement in how we imbibe. And it’s not for the region's award-winning Willamette Valley wines or hop-heavy IPAs. Instead, it’s about what’s not in our drinks: alcohol.

Widmer Brothers Brewing

10 Barrel Brewing, Widmer Brothers being sold to cannabis company

Some of Oregon’s most iconic breweries are changing hands once again and going to a perhaps unlikely owner: the largest cannabis company in the world. St Louis based Anheuser-Busch struck a deal to sell Bend's 10-Barrel Brewing Company and Portland's Widmer Brothers Brewing and Square Mile Cider Company to cannabis and lifestyle company Tilray.