Kristian Foden-Vencil
Kristian Foden-Vencil

Kristian Foden-Vencil


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.

Kristian has won a Peabody Award along with awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors.

He graduated from the University of Westminster in London.

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County Fairs In Oregon Try To Adapt In A Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancelation of the Oregon State Fair and is forcing county fairs to cancel or adapt. While that means there won’t be pig racing and demolition-derbies, families are trying to figure out how to recognize kids for their animal husbandry – the 4-H and ‘Future Farmers of America’ shows.

Baker City voters approved the sale of this old backhoe in Oregon's 2020 primary election May 19, 2020. An old rule in the city charter required Baker City to put sale of city equipment in excess of $10,000 up for a vote.

Baker City Residents Vote To Sell Old Backhoe

Oregon voters were choosing mayors and considering millions in public spending Tuesday. But in one odd ballot item, Baker City residents were also voting to sell an old backhoe.