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.
South Portland commuters will face with more traffic over the next five weeks as OHSU’s aerial tram closes for maintenance.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes from states where they lack a physical presence.
The market for the non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis — CBD — is growing rapidly. But there’s concern its medical effects are being oversold.
Lewis and Clark College in Portland has been running a Gaming and Tech in Excess program for a couple of years already.
Oregon has shown limited progress in reducing food insecurity over the last three years, according to a new report.
Oregonians enjoying the spring weather may not have realized, but they’re in the middle of a "war on melanoma." Skin care professionals are now being recruited in the fight.
Genetic tests are getting cheaper and more common. One family has used a procedure to rid its bloodline of the BRCA gene mutation and the associated cancer risk.
Oregon’s behavioral health director, Royce Bowlin, is retiring at the end of June. Some people say constant turnover at the position is short-changing the mentally ill.
Conditions for prisoners suffering from mental illness at the Multnomah County Detention Center have improved over the last year, according to a new report by Disability Rights Oregon.
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Whilst looking at the waste product of the meadowfoam plant, scientists at Oregon State University think they’ve found a potential new sunscreen.
After months of searching, OHSU has picked a new president. Dr. Danny Jacobs is dean of the school of medicine at the University of Texas.
After years of double-digit growth, Oregon’s craft beer sales are slowing. Some think legal cannabis might be playing a role.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland is warning patients that one of their employees has tuberculosis.
A new report establishes a benchmark in public health work, so future standards in Oregon can be established.
Oregon Health and Science University has been awarded a five-year grant to look at the benefits of exercise for cancer patients who workout with a significant other.