March 20, 2007, Portland, OR — Oregon Public Broadcasting has named Jessica Martin executive producer of “Oregon Art Beat.” Martin has served as a writer and producer for OPB since joining the organization in 1987.

Her extensive repertoire includes four years covering outdoor subjects for “Oregon Field Guide” and producing stories from accordion players to violinists for “Oregon Art Beat. She also produced the historical documentary “Rose City Remembered” for which she won a regional Emmy.

Martin’s Emmy-nominated “Growing Up And Growing Old: Caring For Our Parents” evolved into “The Way Home” documentary, which won a Freddy at the International Health and Medical Media Awards. She also received the Helen Hayes Award for best all-around production.

Prior to joining OPB she worked in radio (KWJJ/KJIB), and commercial television (KOIN TV, Portland’s CBS affiliate). She is a graduate of the University of Oregon in film, broadcasting, and writing.

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