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.
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.
News | Politics | Environment | local
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.
News | Transportation | local
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.
The Oregon Legislature is headed into its final weeks, and there is too much happening to fit into one podcast.
'OPB Politics Now:' The Cost Of Changing Election Campaign Finance Limits And Remembering Jackie Winters
This week at the Oregon Legislature, lawmakers started work on campaign finance limits that don’t go quite as far as you might expect. And they mourned one of their own.
Portland’s city council just passed its yearly budget, and things got ugly.
Mayor Frank Ivancie represented an older, more conservative Portland. He died in Southern California at age 94.
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.