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.
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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D. Martin Austin is a black, queer comic in Portland, and they say white audiences expect them to make jokes about race.
Oregon voters have overwhelmingly approved a package of health care taxes to ensure low-income Oregonians will keep their health coverage.
Federal investigators say technology known as positive train control would have prevented the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train south of Tacoma late last year.
Host Julie Sabatier is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, and Dirk VanderHart of the Portland Mercury.
According to the audit, the agency has failed to enact rigorous financial controls and properly determine who is eligible for coverage.
Portland is known as a hub of smart urban planning. But some of the city's most diverse neighborhoods remain sprawling, messy and distinctly unfriendly to pedestrians and bike riders.
We discuss three very different stories of Oregon politicians in the news this week.
The U.S. Department of Justice has put Multnomah County, the state of Oregon and 27 other jurisdictions on notice that their sanctuary policies may cost them federal money.
Six members of Oregon’s congressional delegation — all Democrats — want assurances that federal immigration agents will not target DACA recipients for arrest and possible deportation.