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.
Snow makes travel treacherous over Oregon mountain passes
The Oregon Department of Transportation closed Siskiyou Pass on Interstate 5 on Tuesday because of blizzard conditions near Mount Shasta.
Oregon’s first psilocybin facilitators are eager to deliver therapy
Hundreds of psilocybin facilitators from around the state have now graduated or are near the end of their programs.
The fight over Portland’s Yamaguchi Hotel, and the future of Japantown
Opposition over the demolition of one of the last buildings in Portland’s Japantown to have been owned by Japanese Americans.
Portland Audubon drops the Audubon because of association with racism
The conservation group hasn’t chosen a new name and hopes its national parent organization will come up with a suitable alternative.
Oregon employers wonder about masking as state drops medical mandate and reports lower illness levels
Oregon employers wonder about masking as state drops medical mandate and reports lower illness levels.
Bill in Oregon Legislature helps Ukrainian refugees secure housing, driver’s licenses
As the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine passes, Oregon legislators are considering a bill to make it easier for Ukrainian refugees to do things like rent an apartment and get a driver's license.
Pickleball sweeps the Pacific Northwest, and so do fights about where to play
West Linn has closed some pickleball courts after noise complaints, and is looking for new locations.
Oregon snowstorm: Meteorologists explain why Wednesday’s forecast was so wrong
Even with all of the technology available to meteorologists today, forecasting snow is still a tricky business.
Animals and neighbors warm to Wallowa River restoration project
Fish biologist Ian Wilson received grant funding to restore his three-quarter stretch of the Wallowa River to be more hospitable for spawning fish.
Portland’s Belmont Goats entangled in debate over homeless camps
Portland's famous Belmont Goats get in the middle of a discussion over homelessness.