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Producer, Oregon Experience

Kami Horton

Kami Horton is a producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting's historical documentary show, Oregon Experience.

Previously she worked on several OPB and PBS 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, shooting, editing and reporting stories.

Kami's work has been recognized with a regional Emmy Award, six Telly Awards, Western Writers of America Spur Award, CINE Golden Eagle and Society of Professional Journalists awards. She has completed fellowships with RTNDA German/American Journalists Exchange Program  and the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Kami has a degree in broadcasting from Southern Oregon University and a master's degree in nonfiction writing from Portland State University.

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

Oregon Experience

Massacre At Hells Canyon

OPB | Jan. 23, 2017 9 p.m.

Hells Canyon is the site of what may be the worst massacre of Chinese by whites in U.S. history. For more than 100 years, evidence of the murders was hidden away, and the story long forgotten.

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Darcelle XV

OPB | June 20, 2016 midnight

Darcelle XV is the West Coast’s oldest performing female impersonator, and operates what is likely the nation’s longest running drag revue.

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The Jewish Frontier

OPB | Jan. 25, 2016 midnight

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.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Hotel In 'Portland's Living Room'

OPB | Aug. 24, 2015 midnight

Downtown Portland once looked very different. The Portland Hotel took up an entire city block in what is now Pioneer Courthouse Square.

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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.

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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.


Oregon Experience

OPB | July 10, 2013 5:11 a.m.
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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.

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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.

Oregon Experience

William Gladstone Steel

OPB | Nov. 17, 2006 8 p.m.