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 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.
Multnomah County is holding a series of public hearings to discuss a possible ban on flavored tobacco products. The first hearing is scheduled for county headquarters in Portland Tuesday morning.
Federal health authorities think they’ve identified a potential culprit for the vaping illness that’s killed 39 people and sickened thousands more, including many in Oregon.
Columbia Sportswear Company’s longtime chairwoman Gert Boyle died Sunday at the age of 95.
Authorities send out warning letters as the number of cases of whooping cough almost double in Multnomah County over the last year.
Some Oregon voters might be asked to decide on three different efforts to change the rules for psychedelic mushrooms this presidential election.
Efforts to legalize cannabis have been gathering momentum, as more than half the states have passed laws, and Congress is considering banking legislation. But vaping illnesses have raised worries.
Young people are dramatically changing the way they use cannabis and nicotine, according to a new report from the Oregon Health Authority.