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Geoff Norcross

Geoff Norcross is the "Morning Edition" host at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Before coming to Oregon, he was the program director at the NPR affiliate KNAU in Flagstaff, Arizona. A 25-year radio veteran, Geoff has been on air in New York, Florida, Missouri, Illinois and West Virginia. He joined OPB in 2008.

Geoff has received awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. for Best Interview and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Feature Reporting as well as the Florida Associated Press Award for the Best Newscast.

Geoff graduated from Bradley University with a degree in communications.

Geoff lives in Portland with his wife. When he’s not on the air, you can find him rowing on the Willamette River, or running and biking around the southwest hills. If you get up early enough, you might catch him hiking the nearby mountains.

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Recent Articles

local | Politics | News

Oregon Chief Justice Says Court Proceedings Will Continue With Health At Forefront

Oregon Chief Justice Martha Walters has ordered courthouses statewide to postpone most trials and to limit in-person court service.

local | Health | Family | News

As Senior Homes Ban Visitors, Loved Ones Seek New Ways To Connect

With older people especially vulnerable to COVID-19, many long-term care facilities have stopped allowing visitors. That’s created new challenges for residents, and for their loved ones who want to stay in touch.

local | Health | World | News

Oregon Woman Adopts Chinese Boy Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

A Medford, Oregon, couple traveled to China recently to adopt a child. The outbreak of the coronavirus complicated their quest. 

Animals | local | Science | News

New OSU Research Says Your Cat Loves You Just As Much As Your Dog

There's this idea that cats are aloof, that they rely on their owners for food and snuggles but could basically take us or leave us. Turns out that’s not true.

local | Nation | History | Sports | News

Timbers Fans Meeting With MLS Over Iron Front's Future

Major League Soccer says the Iron Front symbol is inappropriate. Timbers fans say people come to the game for more than just sports. 

Communities | local | News | Family | Nation

Breaking The Silence: Research Shows We Should Talk About Suicide

Media organizations have avoided talking about the public health crisis of suicide. Now new research says that's the wrong approach. 

local | Election | News

With Midterms Looming, Oregon Eyes Election Security

Since we learned that Russian hackers tried to mess with the 2016 election — including Oregon's system — election security has become a bigger deal. Oregon's elections chief says vote-by-mail helps.

local | Politics | News

1 Of Portland's Most Prominent Protestors Is Moving On

The leader of the advocacy group Portland’s Resistance is leaving his hometown. Gregory McKelvey is moving to Atlanta. But make no mistake, he plans to come back.

local | Sports

Breaking Down How Oregon State Won The College World Series

The Oregon State Beavers won the College World Series Thursday, beating Arkansas 5–0. OSU won 2 games out of 3 against the Razorbacks.

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': A Look Ahead At 2018

Who will be Oregon’s next governor? Should any Congressional representatives worry about midterm elections? Will Oregon highways get tolls?

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': The Politics Of Train Travel

We discuss the political fallout from Monday's deadly Amtrak crash near Tacoma, Washington, and how the GOP tax bill will affect Oregonians.

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Vera Katz’s Legacy, Wheeler’s Handling Of Homelessness

Host Julie Sabatier is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, and Dirk VanderHart of the Portland Mercury.

Environment | News

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon National Monument Faces An Uncertain Future

Will President Trump shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument? 

local | Politics | Election | News

'OPB Politics Now': Election Wrap-Up

We break down the most important election results in Oregon and Washington.

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Last-Minute November Ballot Cheat Sheet

Haven't voted yet? No problem. We dig into the important issues on Oregon and Washington ballots due Nov. 7. 

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Sexual Harassment In Salem

The current nationwide discussion about sexual harassment that started with allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has spread far and wide, including to the Oregon Capital. 

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': What Is ‘Home Rule’ And Why Should You Care?

Douglas County residents are considering a dramatic change in how the county is governed

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Portland Girds For A Freeway Fight

We talk about where the battle lines are being drawn and dig into the history of Portland's difficult relationship with freeway projects.

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Guns, Health Care And The Oregon Ballot

This time, we dig into the ballot referendum process in Oregon and how it could affect two of the most divisive issues of our time: gun control and health care.


'OPB Politics Now': Health Care Stakes Are High For Oregon

We ask if we've seen the last of the attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and get a status update on the effort to repeal a new state tax on health care providers.