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.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is considering a new ban on some flavored vaping products and additives. But only those containing cannabis– not nicotine.
The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on everything from sporting events to dining. But people who’ve lost a loved one are facing particular anguish.
Oregonians bought a record-setting amount of cannabis last month, according to new numbers from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Los Angeles is hosting the 2028 Summer Olympics. But 700 miles away, the southern Oregon town of Gold Hill has entered into a long-shot bid to host the kayak, canoeing and rafting events.
While thousands of Oregonians have fallen sick with the coronavirus, and more than a hundred have died, for some the quarantine has meant lots of quality time with their families.
A Tillamook dairy farmer struggles with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, but he doesn't blame President Donald Trump. Others think the president will get voted out this November.
Legacy Health System is requiring staff to take time off because of a revenue drop from COVID-19. Top executives will also see pay cuts of 20% to 30%.
Being in quarantine can make people feel depressed, anxious and isolated. And experts worry those are the same feelings that drive addiction.
The Portland-based teaching hospital says the coronavirus is expected to result in losses of up to $1.4 billion over the next two-and-a-half years.
Oregon Health & Science University has performed its first heart transplant since four cardiologists abruptly left in 2018.
Most of us are anxious about the novel coronavirus. But for those with struggle with their mental health, that anxiety can spiral out of control and delay their recovery.
A psychologist offers tips for staying calm during this pandemic.
Oregon seniors are worried about COVID-19 but say they've seen several viruses come and go over the years.
Several hundred people gathered in Coos Bay last weekend to remember Alonzo Tucker, the victim of the only documented lynching in Oregon.
Eugene is known for many things: running, Ken Kesey, a politically engaged citizenry. But many Oregonians don't know it's also a national hotbed of research into behavioral science.