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OPB TV Productions Recognized With Seven Northwest Regional Emmy Awards


OPB today announced that it has received seven Emmy awards from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, (NATAS) for its local content and productions including Oregon Field Guide, Oregon Art Beat and Oregon Experience.

“We’re thrilled that the strength our storytelling continues to be recognized across the region,” said Steve Bass, president and CEO of OPB. “I couldn’t be prouder of our talented staff who deliver important, in-depth, and entertaining stories of the people, places and events that embody what it means to live in the Northwest.”

The 52nd annual competition recognizes outstanding achievements in programming and individual craft achievement in television and media arts. The NATAS Northwest region covers organizations across Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. OPB and its programs received the following Emmy awards:

Oregon Art Beat

  •  Arts/Entertainment - Feature/SegmentUral Thomas (Robe Imbriano, Producer/Reporter ; Greg Bond, Senior Videographer/Editor)
  • Informational/Instructional - Feature/SegmentBotanical artist Francoise Weeks (Katrina Sarson, Producer; Tom Shrider, Senior Videographer/Editor)
  • Documentary – Topical: Darkroom to Digital (Jessica Martin, Executive Producer)

Oregon Experience

Oregon Field Guide

  • Environmental - Program/Special: Oregon Field Guide (Ed Jahn, Producer/Director; Todd Sonflieth, Photographer/Editor; Steve Amen, Executive Producer/Host; Jule Gilfillan, Producer; Vince Patton, Producer; Stacy Coonfield, Coordinator, Television Production)
  • Audio: Waterfall Kayaking (Steven Kray)

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