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.
Lost then found: A time capsule revealed in Southern Oregon wildfire debris
Southern Oregon residents recently opened a gift from the past: a time capsule discovered in the ashes of the 2020 Almeda Fire.
Remembering Betty Roberts, an Oregon icon who flew with her own wings
Oregon's trailblazing legislator and judge, Betty Roberts, would have turned 100 on February 5, 2023.
It all started as a lab experiment: A century ago, the broadcaster that became OPB was born
It began as the work of an Oregon Agricultural College physics instructor and his homemade fifty-watt transmitter. The first test transmission: an OAC football game.
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.
Astoria’s Great Fire of 1922
In the early morning hours of Dec. 8, 1922, fire tore through Oregon’s oldest city in what was known as Astoria's Great Fire.
Exploring new discoveries from ancient humans who once roamed Oregon’s Great Basin
Oregon's Great Basin holds some of the oldest archeological finds in North America. This weekend the public is invited to learn about recent discoveries in the region at the "Human Experience in the Oregon Great Basin Symposium."
75 years ago, a plane crash changed Oregon politics
On October 28, 1947, a small plane crashed in rural southeast Oregon, killing the state's governor and other political leaders.
Rare photographs, newly digitized, show Oregon life in the early 1900s
The Oregon Historical Society reports that it recently digitized more than 200 historical photographs of the state from the turn of the 20th century.
It’s been 60 years since the Northwest’s record-breaking Columbus Day Storm
Originally named Typhoon Freda, the storm raged up the Pacific Northwest, toppling tens of thousands of powerlines, flattening whole swaths of forests, and causing destruction all the way into Canada.
Before Elvis, there was Johnnie Ray. Meet Oregon’s ‘father of rock & roll’
Oregon musician Johnnie Ray was once arguably the biggest pop star in the world. In the early 1950s, his unique sound, coupled with his emotional performances, thrilled audiences and helped usher in rock and roll.