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 lawmakers met for an unusual special session last week focused on COVID-19 and racial justice.
As expected, the COVID-19 crisis slowed ballot counting in Oregon. But we have some big races to break down.
This week, we discuss questionable claims on mailers, negative ads and strange trends in endorsements.
It’s hard for unknown candidates to win elections in normal times. But how about when the only way to campaign is at a distance?
The Oregon legislature will not come back for a special session to deal with COVID-19 — at least not yet.
Grocers and Gov. Kate Brown have simple, clear advice for people headed to the grocery store in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: Stay calm, keep some distance and remember other people need supplies, too.
Environment | local | News | Politics
Oregon environmentalists and the timber industry have reached a historic compromise over how forests are managed. But not everyone is happy.
An already chaotic season in Portland city politics ratcheted way up recently when former Mayor Sam Adams entered the fray.
Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams wants a political comeback, and he's challenging Commissioner Chloe Eudaly.
This week brought two stunning changes to Oregon’s largest city: Police Chief Danielle Outlaw's departure and Portland Commissioner Nick Fish's death.
The group trying to bring Major League Baseball to Portland wants more time to decide whether a former marine cargo terminal on the Willamette River works for a stadium.
In this week's grab bag episode of "OPB Politics Now," OPB news director Anna Griffin and OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Dirk VanderHart discuss a newsy week in Portland-area politics.
Public employee unions have historically been one of the reasons Democrats enjoy a stranglehold on Oregon politics. But that might be changing.
local | Transportation | News
Portland Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a semitruck Thursday evening on Interstate 5 at the Fremont Bridge.
The head of Oregon’s embattled child welfare agency is retiring – effectively immediately.