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Executive Producer, Oregon Experience

Nadine Jelsing

Nadine Jelsing is the 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 has more than 20 years experience working at television stations and production companies across the country.

Nadine has 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 on the show including six 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 that have helped shape the state.

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Recent Articles

local | Entertainment | Politics | History | Oregon Experience

'Fern Hobbs And The Snake River Showdown'

The Wild West meets the remarkable Fern Hobbs in the next "Oregon Experience."

Oregon Experience

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. 

History | News | NW Life | The Vietnam War

Watch Now: 'The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers,' An 'Oregon Experience' Documentary

A new OPB documentary explores how the Vietnam War still deeply affects Oregonians, even nearly 50 years after the end of combat operations in Vietnam.

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


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. 

Oregon Experience

Thomas Condon: Of Faith and Fossils

Irish immigrant Thomas Condon was a Congregational minister and Oregon's first state geologist. 

History | Environment | NW Life | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

The First Landscape Photos Of The Columbia Gorge

Two years after the Civil War, an internationally renowned landscape photographer turned his lens to Oregon. The results are breathtaking.

NW Life | Oregon Experience

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.

NW Life

Preserving Tapes of Rajneeshpuram for Oregon Experience Documentary

While working on their new documentary, producers had to figure out how to access footage on deteriorating tapes that were almost 30 years old.