Nadine Jelsing
Nadine Jelsing

Nadine Jelsing

Nadine Jelsing is the former executive producer of OPB original television series "Oregon Experience."

Before she came to OPB, Nadine got her start in television at KING-TV in Seattle, and she had more than 20 years experience working at television stations and production companies across the country.

Nadine also worked on a number of other OPB productions, including the educational media series "Rediscovering Biology," before the launch of "Oregon Experience" in 2006.

She has received several awards for her work, including numerous regional Emmy Awards and a national Gracie Award.

A Northwest native, Nadine is delighted to be a part of Oregon Experience telling stories and meeting wonderful people who have helped shape the state.

Latest Stories

Physician, lesbian, radical labor activist – the passions of Portland’s Dr. Marie Equi

Born in 1872 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Marie Equi grew up in a working-class immigrant family and labored in the town’s textile mills to help support the family. As a young woman, she self-studied her way into medical school and received her degree in 1903. But her life took a hard left into radical politics after she made her way to Oregon.


Fern Hobbs and the Snake River showdown

The year was 1913. In Eastern Oregon, the town of Copperfield was known for heavy drinking, corrupt local politics, daytime brawls and nighttime brothels. To the west of the Cascades, Fern Hobbs was developing her own reputation, as the first Oregon woman to receive an important political appointment after the state granted women the right to vote.

Tsuboi Brothers Jewelry Store in Japantown

Oregon’s Japanese Americans: Beyond the wire

By the 1920s Oregon had well-established Japanese American communities in Portland and Hood River. Immigrant pioneers managed businesses, thriving farms and orchards with their American-born children. Pearl Harbor changed everything. 

'The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers'

"The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers" illuminates widely divergent viewpoints of a volatile time in American and Oregon history. 


The story of Vanport

During the early 1940s, Vanport, Oregon, was the second largest city in the state. But on a Sunday afternoon in May 1948, it disappeared completely — destroyed by a catastrophic flood. 

Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev'ry Voice

Lift Ev’ry Voice explores Portland’s African-American history with a focus on the turbulent 1960s, ’70s and early ’80s. At the time, issues surrounding urban renewal, school desegregation and brittle police relations were exploding both nationally and locally.

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