Kami Horton
Kami Horton

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.

Latest Stories


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.

Oregon’s deadliest shipwreck was on this day 108 years ago

Sept. 18, 1914 began with fair weather as the Francis H. Leggett set out for San Francisco. But by afternoon, the skies turned dark. As the Leggett made its way south past the Columbia River, gales reportedly reached 60 miles per hour. Giant swells churned the ocean, and the vessel began to take on water.