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Kami Horton


Kami Horton has been with Oregon Experience since the series began in 2006. Previously she worked on several OPB programs including the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the New Heroes, Pink Martini: Discover the World, and Caprial & John's Kitchen.

Kami began her broadcasting career in 1992 at CBS affiliate KTVL in Medford, Oregon, shooting, editing and reporting stories for a daily newscast. She has a B.A. in Broadcasting from Southern Oregon University, an M.A. in Writing from Portland State University, has studied in England and Germany, and worked in Belgium.

As a history buff and fifth generation Oregonian, she is delighted to be a part of the Oregon Experience team.

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Recent Articles

local | History | NW Life | Oregon Experience

Murder On The Southern Pacific

OPB | May 4, 2015 9 p.m.

In 1923, a Southern Oregon train holdup sparked one of the nation’s largest manhunts and helped established modern criminal forensics.

local | NW Life | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: The Forests of Jefferson

OPB | Nov. 10, 2014 midnight

Commercial logging began in Southern Oregon and Northern California in the 1850s. At that time, area residents tried to create their own state. Find out more about the region that became known as the mythical State of Jefferson.

Oregon Experience

State of Jefferson

OPB | Sept. 29, 2014 12:53 p.m.

Southern Oregon and Northern California make up the mythical State of Jefferson. The “state” is the product of local lore, regional identity, and pride for its residents. It remains a symbol of an enduring rural-urban divide. Now, some are working to make it the 51st official state.

Oregon Experience

Luther Cressman, Quest For First People

OPB | April 30, 2014 midnight

A new Oregon Experience examines an Oregon man’s lifelong search for America’s first people. 

Oregon Experience

Portland Noir

OPB | Sept. 26, 2013 10 a.m.

From shanghaied sailors to opium dens, Portland’s illicit past is legendary. But how much of it is true?  Portland Noir examines Old Town’s sordid history.

Books | NW Life

Oregon Professor Publishes Book on Physician Esther Pohl Lovejoy

OPB | Nov. 5, 2012 7:15 a.m.

Oregon’s Doctor to the World, a new biography by Western Oregon University history professor Kimberly Jensen, chronicles the extraordinary life of Oregon suffragist and pioneer physician Esther Pohl Lovejoy.

NW Life

Exhibits Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Suffrage for Oregon Women

OPB | Nov. 5, 2012 7 a.m.

November 5th marks the 100th anniversary of Oregon women winning the right to vote. Find out about exhibits and events taking place in November and December to commemorate the anniversary.