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Host and Executive Producer, Oregon Field Guide

Steve Amen

Steve Amen is the host and executive producer of OPB original television series Oregon Field Guide.

Steve has been with OPB for more than 30 years. Prior to coming to OPB, he spent seven years in commercial news as a producer, executive producer and news director. Since joining OPB, Amen has also headed up numerous documentary projects, the Oregon Lens series and HBO's "Teen Killers: A Second Chance."

He has received one national and 12 regional Emmys, as well as awards from CINE, The New York Film Festival and The American Film/Video Festival. In 2014 he was inducted into the NATAS Silver Circle, a society honoring media professionals who have made significant contributions to both the television industry and their communities.

Steve also taught documentary production at Portland State University.

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Recent Articles

Oregon Field Guide

Blue Mountain Wildlife

OPB | Nov. 17, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Meet Lynn and Bob Tompkins,  an eastern Oregon couple who started Blue Mountain Wildlife, a raptor rescue facility.

Oregon Field Guide

Why Dufur?

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a tour of Wasco County and get a look at small town living as we meet some of the interesting characters that call Dufur, Oregon home.

Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Field Guide Producer Vince Patton Retires

OPB | March 24, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Oregon Field Guide Producer Vince Patton prepares for retirement.


Oregon Lens 2015: Call For Video Submissions

OPB | May 26, 2015 2:29 p.m.

Now in its 17th year, Oregon Lens is OPB’s annual series that provides a chance for local independent filmmakers to showcase their work.

local | Land | Flora and Fauna | Forestry | Communities | NW Life | Sustainability | Oregon Field Guide

Roberta's Savanna

OPB | April 2, 2015 midnight

Visit a rare white oak savanna located on the south side of West Linn, Oregon.


Oregon Lens 2014: Call For Video Submissions

OPB | Jan. 24, 2014 8:15 a.m.

Calling all local independent filmmakers! OPB would love to share your work with our viewers through our annual Oregon Lens series.

Oregon Field Guide

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