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Anna Griffin

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.

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Recent Articles

News | local

In East Portland, Trying To Build Community In A Planner's Nightmare

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.

News | Politics | local

'OPB Politics Now': Kruse And Kitzhaber Back In The Spotlight

We discuss three very different stories of Oregon politicians in the news this week.

News | local | Nation

US Justice Department Threatens Oregon Over Sanctuary Policy

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.

News | local

Oregon Democrats Want Assurances About DACA, Immigration Raids

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.

News | local | Race In The Northwest

An American Of Japanese Descent Sees The Foreignness In Herself

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.

News | local | Race In The Northwest

A World Of Perspective Leads To A More Optimistic View On Race

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.  

News | Family | local | Race In The Northwest

Raising 2 Sons And Navigating 2 Races

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. Today, a white couple adjusts to raising a mixed-race family.


Douglas County DA: No Criminal Charges To Be Filed In UCC Mass Shooting

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.

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Portland Approves Pay Premium If Police Leaders Live In City Limits

Portland leaders have agreed to pay police command staff more money to live within city limits.

News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Witness: Young Hikers Giggled As Firecracker Descended Into Gorge Canyon

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.

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': The Game Is Afoot!

We talk about political maneuvering going on at various levels of state and city government.

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': That's A Wrap!

Taking stock of the 2017 Oregon legislative session.

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Bucks The Trend On Health Coverage

While Congress continues to negotiate rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Oregon lawmakers are going the other way.

News | Environment | Politics | local

Oregon Lawmakers Want $100M To Protect Part Of Elliott State Forest

Oregon state leaders want to use $100 million in state bonds to help keep the Elliott State Forest in public hands.

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Lurching Towards Sine Die

Oregon’s legislative session is almost over and billions of dollars in transportation funding hangs in the balance. Why is it so hard for lawmakers to agree on something they all say they support?

Politics | local

'OPB Politics Now': Ultimatums For Portland Water Bureau, Washington Legislature

Portland can no longer avoid treating its water for a deadly parasite and the Washington Legislature is in overtime as a government shutdown looms in the not-so-distant future.

News | local | Race In The Northwest

American Born And Raised, This Latina Often Feels Invisible

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their lives. Today, a Washington County woman with a unique perspective on today’s immigration debates.

News | NW Life | local | Politics

Portland Gets Closer To 20 MPH Speed Limits On Residential Streets

A bill allowing Portland to lower the speed limit on some residential streets is headed for the Oregon Senate.

News | NW Life | local | Race In The Northwest

California Native Finds Her Racial Identity Changes In Ultra-White Oregon

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their lives. In the next installment, a California native whose sense of racial identity changes depending on where she lives.

News | Politics | local

'OPB Politics Now': A Tale Of 2 Revenue Forecasts

We talk about what motivated voters who weighed in on school bonds across Oregon, and why lawmakers have such different interpretations of the quarterly revenue forecast.

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