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.
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.
Over the past decade, 129 people have been seriously injured and 19 people have been killed on Portland's Southeast Division Street. It's one of the more dangerous roads in the entire state of Oregon.
Oregon’s attorney general is joining yet another lawsuit against the Trump administration, this time over the family separation policy.
City leaders voted Thursday to rename a portion of Southwest Stark Street after Harvey Milk.
A judge has thrown out a 3-D model that attempted to show where FBI Agent Joseph Astarita was standing at the roadblock that ended in LaVoy Finicum's death.
Voters in the three-county Portland region will be asked to approve a 652-million dollar bond measure this fall to help build affordable housing.
Pundits are calling this the year of the woman in politics. But in Oregon, this demographic shift has been years in the making.
A coalition has restarted the conversation about bringing Major League Baseball to Oregon. But there are a lot of steps, and possibly many years, between Portland and “play ball.”
Multnomah County leaders thought they finally had to deal to sell off the Wapato Jail. But when it comes to this particular large government white elephant, things are never easy.
On this special Monday edition, we wrap up the highlights and surprises of the 2018 legislative session. And we examine the state of the Oregon Republican Party after the annual Dorchester Conference.
Washington and Oregon are solidly blue states. But guns are one issue where Democratic lawmakers have struggled to build consensus.
Andy Ngo's attitudes toward race, already evolving, underwent a sharp change a few years ago when he traveled to Vietnam for the first time.
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