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Seattle Channel nominated for 15 Northwest Emmys

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The Seattle Channel’s staff is honored and humbled to receive 15 Northwest Regional Emmy Award nominations from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). These nominations, announced via social media on Friday, underscore the quality and breadth of programming produced by Seattle Channel in 2023. 

The municipal TV station received nominations across a wide range of program categories, including business/consumer, health/medical, environment/science, arts/entertainment, historical/cultural, diversity equity inclusion, public affairs, and human interest. Notably, staff members Chris Barnes and Pete Cassam were recognized in craft categories, with Barnes also receiving a nomination for editor in short-form content. 

“I’m immensely proud of our team’s work serving the City of Seattle, our communities, and the Pacific Northwest,” said Shannon Gee, Seattle Channel General Manager.  “The high quality and wide breadth of their stories speak to their dedication to inform on and celebrate our region’s history, culture, and concerns.” 

“I’m proud of the Seattle Channel team for their continual commitment and passion to producing the news of OneSeattle,” said Interim Chief Technology Officer Jim Loter. “We are lucky here at the City of Seattle to have a valuable resource such as the Seattle Channel and their staff to broadcast these events, news conferences, Seattle shows, and stories.”  

In addition to celebrating these nominations, Randy Eng, a seasoned photographer, producer, and editor with nine years of experience at the Seattle Channel and a 34-year tenure in television news, will be inducted into NATAS’s prestigious Silver Circle. This honor shines a spotlight on media professionals with a minimum of 25 years in the industry who have made indelible contributions to their field and community. 

“The Seattle Channel is honored to add another team member to the Silver Circle.” Gee said. “We’re fortunate to benefit from and share in the broadcast excellence, skill, and care Randy brings every day.” 

The Northwest Regional Emmy Awards will be announced on June 1. 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

For a listing of Seattle Channel’s Emmy nominations and a link to watch the nominated stories and shows, visit the Seattle Channel blog Take 21.