Oregon Public Broadcasting has received an astounding 25 nominations in the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 46th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Award competition.

“To receive a regional Emmy nomination is a tremendous honor, and for OPB to receive 25 nominations is exceptional,” said Steve Bass, OPB president and CEO. “We’re up against some of the best in broadcasting, so this is a testament to quality work we’re producing and the impact it’s having on our community.”

Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in Seattle in late May.


Community Service
THE SILENT INVASION; Jeff Douglas, senior vice president & Station Manager

Arts/Entertainment - Feature/Segment
Pinhole Photography (OREGON ART BEAT); Vince Patton, producer/reporter

Arts/Entertainment - Program Special
OREGON ART BEAT Episode #917; Jessica Martin, executive producer
OREGON SPLENDOR; Todd Sonflieth, producer/editor

Historic/Cultural - Program/Special
OREGON EXPERIENCE: Lola G. Baldwin; Nadine Jelsing, producer/writer; Wendy Morgan, editor
OREGON EXPERIENCE: Searching for York; Beth Harrington, producer/writer; Laurance Johnson, co-producer; Ron Craig, consulting producer
OREGON EXPERIENCE: Civilian Conservation Corp; Kami Horton, producer/writer; Lisa Suinn Kallem, editor
Celilo Revealed (OREGON FIELD GUIDE); Vince Patton, Producer/Reporter; Todd Sonflieth, photographer

Sports - Feature/Segment
Electric Drag Racing (OREGON FIELD GUIDE); Michael Bendixen, videographer; Vince Patton, producer/reporter; Greg Bond, videographer/editor

Informational/Instructional - Feature/Segment
Reptile Hunter (OREGON FIELD GUIDE); Ed Jahn, producer/director
Marmot Dam Removed (OREGON FIELD GUIDE); Vince Patton, producer/reporter

Documentary - Cultural/Historical
OREGON EXPERIENCE: The River They Saw; Eric Cain, producer/writer; Nadine Jelsing, producer/writer; Emily Shreefter, editor

Documentary - Topical
THE SILENT INVASION; Ed Jahn, producer/writer; Sarah Fox, associate producer; Bruce Barrow, editor; Todd Sonflieth, photographer; Nick Fisher, photographer

Informational/Instructional - Program/Special
OREGON FIELD GUIDE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL; Steve Amen, executive producer/host; Lisa Kallem, senior video editor

Promotion - Program - Campaign
THE SILENT INVASION; Mark Buchanan, director, on air creative

OREGON EXPERIENCE: The River They Saw; Nadine Jelsing, executive producer

Writer - Program
OREGON EXPERIENCE: Civilian Conservation Corps; Kami Horton, producer/writer
OREGON EXPERIENCE: The River They Saw; Eric Cain, writer
OREGON EXPERIENCE: Searching for York; Beth Harrington, writer

Photographer - Program
Mt. Washington Climb and Spirit Lake Photoessay (OREGON FIELD GUIDE); Michael Bendixen, videographer/editor

Editor - Program
OREGON EXPERIENCE: The River They Saw; Emily Shreefter, editor
OREGON EXPERIENCE: Civilian Conservation Corp; Lisa Kallem, editor

Craft Specialty - Musical Composition/Arrangement
SILENT INVASION; Cal Scott, composer

About OPB
OPB is the state’s most far-reaching and accessible media resource, providing free access to programming for children and adults designed to give voice to community, connect Oregon and its neighbors and illuminate a wider world. Every week, over 1.5 million people tune in to or log on to OPB’s Television, Radio and Internet delivered services. As the hub of operations for the state’s Emergency Broadcast and Amber Alert services, OPB serves as the backbone for the distribution of critical information to broadcasters and homes throughout Oregon. Oregon Public Broadcasting is a statewide network that includes OPB Television, an affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and OPB Radio, presenting local news coverage and the programs of National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI) and American Public Media (APM). The OPB Web site is opb.org.