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.
An Oregon doctor is trying to redefine a behavioral problem that’s been around for centuries but gets little attention.
Starting in January, research facilities in Oregon will be required to place the dogs and cats they no longer need into shelters for adoption.
Oregon health officials are warning people about alarmingly high levels of lead that have been found in small-batch turmeric samples and certain traditional cosmetics.
Retired Portland librarian Judy Bachman intends to testify that a new drug cured her bulging eyes due to thyroid eye disease in a clinical trial.
The drug company trade group PhRMA has filed a legal challenge to a pair of Oregon laws designed to curb prescription prices.
The Oregon Health Authority has identified three additional cases of severe lung illness linked to vaping.
Oregon health officials are calling ‘all-clear’ after a rash of measles cases this fall.
A Portland center where intoxicated people can safely sober up for a few hours is facing significant changes — and maybe even closure.
Law enforcement units will be watching the woods this holiday season, to stop people from taking Christmas trees and other forest products without a permit.
Clark County is investigating another case of measles. An unvaccinated child returned from an international flight last week.
Multnomah County’s ability to help people with mental illnesses is limited and faces imminent risks, according to a new audit.
The Oregon Health Authority is sending out kits to 8,000 businesses across the state to reduce opioid overdoses at work.
A new audit by the Oregon secretary of state has found the system for monitoring controlled substances in veterinarian offices needs strengthening.