Producer, Oregon Experience
Kami Horton is a writer and producer for OPB's historical documentary series “Oregon Experience.”
Previously, she worked on OPB and PBS productions including Caprial & John’s Kitchen, the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the New Heroes, and Pink Martini: Discover the World. Kami began her broadcasting career as a journalist in Southern Oregon.
She also shot and produced videos in Russia and Belgium.
Her work has been recognized with several Telly awards, NW Regional Emmys, Western Writers of America awards, Society of Professional Journalists awards, and a CINE Golden Eagle, among others.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Southern Oregon University and a master’s degree in Nonfiction Writing from Portland State University.
She is a seventh generation Oregonian and passionate about history.
Oregon's Jewish pioneers were among the region's first settlers. Arriving with the gold miners, they came for a better life away from persecution. In the process, they helped build the businesses and civic organizations that shaped the state.
Downtown Portland once looked very different. The Portland Hotel took up an entire city block in what is now Pioneer Courthouse Square.
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.
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’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.
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.