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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

'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

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'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.


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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. 

Communities | Nation | News | Politics | Economy

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon's Sanctuary Law Under Fire

Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland this week, and railed against Oregon’s "sanctuary state" law.

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Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzaman made a surprise announcement — he won't run for reelection next year.

'OPB Politics Now': How Are We Going To Fix PERS?

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Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Answers To Your Kicker Questions

What is the kicker, anyway? And what does it mean for you?

local | Environment | News

Firefighters Make Progress On Oregon's Chetco Bar Fire

The Chetco Bar Fire has been burning for six weeks. Firefighters have made progress this week, but it remains large and dangerous. 

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It's early, but big money is already flowing into the 2018 Oregon gubernatorial race.


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Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': An East Coast View Of Oregon

We talk with Washington Post reporter Amber Phillips about why East Coast journalists view Oregon as the center of resistance to President Trump.

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Governor On The End Of The Session

We’re taking advantage of a slow week in Oregon politics to bring you a recent conversation with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on OPB’s "Think Out Loud."

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Now What For Oregon Lawmakers?

What's on Oregon's political horizon?

Politics | News

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While Congress continues to negotiate rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Oregon lawmakers are going the other way.