Jeff Thompson has been with OPB since April 2021. Before that he spent more than 10 years on the digital team at Portland TV station KGW.
He moved to Portland from Rockford, Illinois, (home of Cheap Trick!) in 2004 and graduated from Portland State University in 2008.
He’s been a news anchor/writer/reporter/editor in Portland since 2006.
Rare wolverine sighting recorded near Portland
The wolverine was the first confirmed in western Oregon in more than 30 years.
63 people were killed in Portland traffic crashes in 2022, report says
More than two-thirds of the traffic deaths in Portland happened on the so-called ‘high-crash corridors that make up less than 10% of the city’s roads.
Homeless camp fire closes Steel Bridge onramp indefinitely, reveals makeshift living spaces
A fire started inside a cement structure guarding the base of Portland’s Steel Bridge, which several people had been using as a living space.
Portland, Multnomah County leaders keep shelters open and seek volunteers as freeze continues
Portland and Multnomah County leaders warn the dangerous weather isn't over.
Report: At least 193 people died while homeless in Multnomah County in 2021
The report shows that more people died while experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County in 2021 than in any other year since the county started gathering the information.
Multnomah County’s Central Library will close for up to nine months
The 110-year-old downtown Portland building will be getting some much-needed upgrades and renovations.
Oregon attorney general sues towing company for illegal practices
The company is accused of towing vehicles from parking facilities without consent from the property owners.
Sperm whale beached near Oregon’s Fort Stevens Park killed by ship, feds find
Officials are asking people to keep their distance from a dead sperm whale beached on the northern Oregon Coast.
Recent shootings near Portland schools prompt security discussions
Portland school and police leaders have been in talks about how to confront a pattern of gun violence outside the city’s high schools.
Former Portland Korean Church will be demolished after second fire
Police have arrested a suspect in the Tuesday night fire that destroyed the building.