Reporter and Producer
Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He specializes in health care, business, politics, law and public safety. In 2004 he was embedded with the Oregon National Guard in Iraq.
Kristian started as a cub reporter in 1988, working for newspapers in London, England. In 1991 he moved to Oregon and started freelancing. His work has appeared in The Oregonian, the BBC, NPR, the Statesman Journal, Willamette Week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America.
He graduated from the University of Westminster in London.
Disability Rights Oregon looked at one year’s worth of trespass arrests made by the Portland Police at several local hospitals. They found 142 cases.
Oregon legislators try to make some hospitals justify their nonprofit status by providing more community benefit.
About 4,000 people pack Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland Tuesday to protest efforts to enact near-total abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas and Utah.
Senate Bill 763 would lower the bar for civil commitment of mentally ill people. But opponents say it'll cost money that could be spent on preventing illness instead.
Seven insurance companies submitted rate change requests for the individual market next year – with an average increase of 3.2%.
Some doctors want to expand the way patients are allowed to take their own lives in Oregon.
In Oregon, you'll soon be able to get a flu shot during your fall dental checkup.
Portland’s mayor says the city is busy building hundreds of affordable housing units, but homelessness may seem like it’s getting worse before it gets better.
Nurses are more likely to be assaulted on the job than police officers. Oregon legislators are trying to change that.
Medical students at Oregon Health and Science University think they found the longest-lived person with transposed organs during anatomy class.
It’s been 19 days since Clark County, Washington, last announced a new case of measles. The public health department is cautiously optimistic the outbreak is ending.
An Oregon watchdog has highlighted the benefits of shopping around for medications in a new report.