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.
After months of speculation, Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley said he’ll announce his 2020 plans Tuesday morning.
In this week's episode of 'OPB Politics Now', OPB news director Anna Griffin and OPB political reporters Dirk VanderHart and Jeff Mapes talk cap and trade and plastic straws, plus take a look at ways to make the Pacific Northwest more relevant in the 2020 presidential race.
Regional leaders hoping to put a massive transportation spending plan before voters next year face at least one major obstacle: Voters aren't happy with the direction the Portland area is headed.
Prominent Democratic Party donor Terry Bean again faces sex crime charges related to a 2013 incident involving a teenage boy.
It’s a new era at Portland City Hall as Commissioner Jo An Hardesty replaces Dan Saltzman, one of the longest-serving city officials ever.
The group trying to bring Major League Baseball to Portland has picked a stadium site, but Oregon's commitment to preserving industrial land is one big logistical hurdle.
Major League Baseball might be coming to Portland. Tolling might be coming to Oregon freeways. And a day of reckoning might be coming to the state Legislature.
The group trying to bring Major League Baseball to Portland has signed a letter of intent giving it the right to develop the Port of Portland's Terminal 2 in Northwest Portland.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler had perhaps the worst week of his tenure. Is the problem this particular mayor or Portland’s unique form of government?
Major League Baseball isn't coming to the home of Oregon's largest school district. But big, radical change is still coming to this part of Portland — and that could mean a windfall for the district.
OPB's politics team breaks down the wins and losses in the 2018 midterm election in this special episode of "OPB Politics Now."
The Independent Party of Oregon doesn't gauge success based on statewide candidates. But Patrick Starnes presses on in the race for governor.
OPB news director Anna Griffin and political reporters Lauren Dake and Dirk VanderHart explore the tricky intersection of sports, celebrity and politics on this week’s episode of OPB Politics Now.
Southwest Washington’s teachers are on strike, and almost half of Oregon’s sheriff’s despise one of the country’s oldest sanctuary laws.
A U.S. House candidate’s entire campaign staff resigns. A state House candidate ignores calls from his own party to step aside. And the president of the United States berates the mayor of Portland.
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has accused state legislative leaders of creating a hostile work environment in which reports of sexual harassment were ignored, underplayed or buried.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has fired a deputy who wore a sweatshirt that promotes a far-right group whose members have espoused racist, Islamophobic and sexist rhetoric.
Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden spent three hours Tuesday night protesting the Republican Party’s approach to confirming federal judges.