Kami Horton
Kami Horton

Kami Horton

 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.

Latest Stories


90 years ago, the devastating Tillamook Burn series of fires began

Starting in 1933, a series of catastrophic wildfires — collectively known as the Tillamook Burn — destroyed tens of thousands of acres along the northern Northern Oregon Coast Range. The fires resulted in one of the world's largest reforestation efforts with 72 million seedlings planted by hand from about 1949 to 1972.

Priceless donations show the workings of Multnomah County’s forgotten poor farm

The Multnomah County Archives recently acquired an invaluable donation of century-old photographs never seen by the public before. The pictures show Multnomah County’s first public relief institution, known as Hillside Poor Farm and Hospital. The farm cared for the county’s most destitute residents in a sprawling facility that occupied what is now Portland’s Washington Park.

100 years of the Willamette’s Arch Bridge

For years people traversed the Willamette River between Oregon City and West Linn by a ferry and later a suspension bridge. Then came the Arch Bridge, providing a historic connection that still stands today.