Anna Griffin is the news director for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Before OPB, Anna spent 11 years as a reporter and editor at The Oregonian and 10 years as a reporter at the Charlotte Observer. She served as a 2011-12 Nieman fellow at Harvard University.
Anna graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She minored in screaming about the college basketball team.
When she's not at work, Anna is busy raising her two children and wondering what the concept of "free time" actually means.
Federal investigators say technology known as positive train control would have prevented the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train south of Tacoma late last year.
Host Julie Sabatier is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, and Dirk VanderHart of the Portland Mercury.
According to the audit, the agency has failed to enact rigorous financial controls and properly determine who is eligible for coverage.
Portland is known as a hub of smart urban planning. But some of the city's most diverse neighborhoods remain sprawling, messy and distinctly unfriendly to pedestrians and bike riders.
We discuss three very different stories of Oregon politicians in the news this week.
The U.S. Department of Justice has put Multnomah County, the state of Oregon and 27 other jurisdictions on notice that their sanctuary policies may cost them federal money.
Six members of Oregon’s congressional delegation — all Democrats — want assurances that federal immigration agents will not target DACA recipients for arrest and possible deportation.
OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. In this installment, a woman of Japanese descent who recently learned a stark lesson about her own unconscious attitudes toward what it means to be an American.
OPB is asking people in the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. In this installment, a man whose experiences around the world give him a unique perspective on America’s debates about race.
Douglas County officials say they have completed their investigation into the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College two years ago – and they will not file criminal charges against anyone.
Portland leaders have agreed to pay police command staff more money to live within city limits.
A Portland woman says the young hikers suspected of starting a fire now consuming the Columbia River Gorge giggled as one threw a firecracker into Eagle Creek Canyon.
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