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Producer, Oregon Experience

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.

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Recent Articles

Agriculture | NW Life | local | History | Food | News

The History Of Gardens In Times Of Turmoil

Spring weather and extra time at home may have you thinking about putting in or tending to a garden. It’s something past generations always did in times of turmoil.

Health | local | News

Laboratory Cats And Dogs In Oregon Have To Be Put Up For Adoption

Starting in January, research facilities in Oregon will be required to place the dogs and cats they no longer need into shelters for adoption.

Environment | World | Technology | Science | Arts | local | History | Oregon Experience

Oregon's Moon Country

The next Oregon Experience returns to Central Oregon's Moon Country, where NASA astronauts trained to walk on the moon.

local | Science | News | History

How Oregon's 'Moon Country' Helped Prepare Astronauts For The Lunar Landing

Before Neil Armstrong made his historic first step on the moon, he and most of the other Apollo astronauts trained in Central Oregon. The area’s unique lava formations were thought to resemble the lunar surface.

local | History | Oregon Experience

Oregon's Black Pioneers

From fur trappers and explorers to farmers and merchants, African-Americans have helped shape the state, even as white settlers tried to force them out. "Oregon Experience" examines the largely unknown history of Oregon’s black pioneers.

local | History | News | Education | Oregon Experience

Oregon State University: 150 Years As Oregon's Land-Grant Institution

Since its founding in 1868, Oregon State University's mission has been to be a school for the people of the state, offering research, outreach and instruction to residents in every county.

local | History | Oregon Experience

'The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers'

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

Oregon Experience

Massacre At Hells Canyon

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.

Music | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | Oregon Experience

Darcelle XV

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

local | History | Oregon Experience

The Jewish Frontier

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.

local | NW Life

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

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

local | NW Life | History | Oregon Experience

Murder On The Southern Pacific

In 1923, a Southern Oregon train holdup sparked one of the nation’s largest manhunts and helped established modern criminal forensics.

local | NW Life | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: The Forests of Jefferson

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

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

A new Oregon Experience examines an Oregon man’s lifelong search for America’s first people. 

Oregon Experience

Portland Noir

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.

NW Life | Books

Oregon Professor Publishes Book on Physician Esther Pohl Lovejoy

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.

NW Life

Exhibits Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Suffrage for Oregon Women

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.