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Seattle Channel receives 16 Northwest Emmy nominations

Emmys on the shelf at Seattle Channel

Seattle Channel is honored to receive 16 Northwest Regional Emmy Award nominations from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Announced virtually via a “Social Distancing Nomination Party” on Friday, the nominations highlight the quality and breadth of programming produced by Seattle Channel in 2019.

A photo of Emmy statues on a shelf at the Seattle Channel studios.

The municipal TV station received nominations in a wide range of program categories including health/science, politics/government, arts/entertainment, historic/cultural, public/current/community affairs, human interest, and special event coverage. Staff was also recognized in hosting, editing, and audio categories. 

“Seattle Channel has a deep commitment to share our city’s stories. Through our coverage we aim to build community and connections, especially important during challenging times,” said Shannon Gee, Seattle Channel general manager. “These nominations underscore the commitment of our talented team, its dedication to excellence in local programming and its desire to inform and inspire.”

The Northwest Regional Emmy Awards will be announced on June 6. The NATAS region includes five states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. A complete listing of the nominees can be found on the NATAS website

Here is a listing of Seattle Channel’s 16 Emmy nominations: 

Health/Science – Program/Special 
A Healing Act: Improv for People with Memory Loss: Laila Kazmi, Kazbar Media, Director/Producer/Editor; Ian Devier, Senior Producer 

Politics/Government – Program/Special
City Inside/Out – Prolific Offenders: Susan Han, Senior Producer; Brian Callanan, Host/Producer; Matt Peterson, Videographer/Editor


Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature/Segment
Dancing in the air made easy (it’s not): Christopher Barnes, Producer/Videographer/Editor


Arts/Entertainment – Program/Special 
Celebrating a Decade of the Arts on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy: Nancy Guppy, Host/Senior Producer; Peggy Lycett, Editor; Shannon Gee, Executive Producer; Rosemary Garner, Producer; Ralph Bevins, Editor 

Historic/Cultural – Program Feature/Segment 
Eat with Muslims: Linda Byron, Reporter/Producer; Randy Eng, Videographer/Editor/Producer 

Informational/Instructional – Program/Special 
CityStream: UFOs, Strange Things, & Terror Time: Norm Ohashi, Senior Producer; Randy Eng, Producer/Photographer/Editor; Ian Devier, Producer/Photographer/Editor; Enrique Cerna, Host; Feliks Banel, Producer/Reporter; Shannon Gee, Executive Producer

Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program/Special 
CityStream: Farewell to the Viaduct: Norm Ohashi, Senior Producer/Photographer; Ian Devier, Producer/Photographer/Editor; Randy Eng, Producer/Photographer/Editor; Enrique Cerna, Host; Shannon Gee, Executive Producer 

Human Interest – Program Feature/Segment
Glen “Pops” Freeman: Howard Shack, Producer/Director Of Photography


Human Interest – Program Feature/Segment 
Lance Mercer’s New Focus: Ralph Bevins, Producer/Photographer/Editor; Linda Byron, Reporter

Interview/Discussion – Program/Special
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy: John Waters, Thomas Dausgaard, and Good Co: Kate Huisentruit, Producer; Ralph Bevins, Producer/Editor; Christopher Barnes, Motion Graphic Designer; Rosemary Garner, Producer; Vincent Pierce, Director/Photographer   

Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports) 
Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night 2019: Nancy Guppy, Host/Senior Producer; Rosemary Garner, Producer; Joe Guppy, Producer; Vincent Pierce, Director/Photographer 

Program Host/Moderator 
Brian Callanan, Seattle Channel 
Enrique Cerna, Seattle Channel

Editor – Program
Christopher Barnes, Seattle Channel 
Randy Eng, Seattle Channel

Christopher Barnes, Seattle Channel