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.
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.
The Oregon Health Authority is monitoring 76 Oregonians for symptoms of the disease.
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A stolen computer has exposed the personal information — including names, social security numbers and addresses — of more than 650,000 Oregonians.
Research out of the Knight Cancer Institute suggests cancers can sit in the body for as long as a decade before becoming life-threatening. That gives doctors time to find and eradicate them.
Oregon hospitals and clinics are preparing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus.
America’s organ transplant system is broken, according to the U.S. Department of Health. The Trump administration recently proposed new rules to increase accountability and collect more organs.
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.