Host, Morning Edition
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.
Oregon State Sen. Lew Frederick said, in many ways, recent protests over the deaths of black men and women remind him of when he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in his youth.
The in-person events that were the heart of voter outreach efforts have been put on hold. But Multnomah County election officials are still holding office hours, as they also go virtual.
Last month, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered hospitals to stop elective procedures to save space, protective gear and staff for an expected surge of coronavirus patients. How are hospitals adapting?
During the coronavirus outbreak, the hunger for news and up-to-date information has never been stronger. But in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime event, local newspapers are struggling in an already fragile industry.
In Eugene, the city has joined with Lane County, local school districts and the Eugene Family YMCA to provide a free child care program for essential workers.
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Health officials in the Portland metro-region have launched a free online risk-assessment tool that allows people to screen potential symptoms for COVID-19 from home.
Clinical workers who take calls from people in crisis are facing their own emotional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oregon Chief Justice Martha Walters has ordered courthouses statewide to postpone most trials and to limit in-person court service.
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.
A Medford, Oregon, couple traveled to China recently to adopt a child. The outbreak of the coronavirus complicated their quest.
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.
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.
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.
The Oregon State Beavers won the College World Series Thursday, beating Arkansas 5–0. OSU won 2 games out of 3 against the Razorbacks.
Host Julie Sabatier is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, and Dirk VanderHart of the Portland Mercury.