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.
A second jurisdiction has announced it’ll no longer send children to a juvenile detention facility in The Dalles.
Wasco County won’t be sending any more children to a juvenile detention facility in The Dalles — at least for now. The decision comes after a report found “psychologically harmful conditions."
Kids held at the NORCOR juvenile detention center in The Dalles endure psychologically harmful conditions — according to a new report from Disability Rights Oregon.
Many immigrant communities hold fast to home remedies. It's not usually a problem, but now and then bad drug interactions can occur.
Oregon’s public health officer says buyers need to beware of an herbal supplement called kratom.
The Oregon Health Authority says it’ll continue coverage for kids and pregnant women on the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Oregon’s coordinated care organizations have tried many different ways to improve health among communities of color. The latest effort includes providing doulas for African-American mothers-to-be.
Oregon Health and Science University has agreed to share patients with Adventist Health. It means less crowding at OHSU’s Portland hilltop campus.
Doctors at the Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center in Hillsboro have started giving patients a three-dimensional virtual explanation of their prostate radiation treatment.
The idea of building a new light-rail line between downtown Portland and the Tigard/Tualatin area has been pushed back.
Two Northwest groups that help people pay for abortions are merging to create one of the largest abortion funds in the nation.
Everything from higher drug costs to President Donald Trump’s executive orders from have increased the cost of insurance this year.
Undocumented immigrant mothers who seek prenatal care have healthier babies, according to a study out of Oregon Health and Science University.
Oregon and Washington addiction counselors are buzzing from news President Donald Trump has declared a public health emergency for opioid abuse. The question is: What does it mean for them?
The president of Oregon Health & Science University, Joe Robertson, is retiring after nearly 40 years of service.
The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee have come together to introduce a bill that would publicize more information about private foster care providers.
Randall Children’s Hospital has been verified as a Level 1 pediatric trauma center — the first children’s hospital in Oregon to attain the status.