The OPB received six Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards of the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The awards recognize excellence in programming and individual craftsmanship in television and media arts.
OPB Vice President of Programming, Dave Davis, was also inducted into the Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle, which recognizes people from the region who have served in the industry for at least 25 years. Davis and his fellow inductees have demonstrated extensive public service, mentorship, leadership, and professional distinction during their careers.
Davis has over 40 years of experience in film and television production. During his 26 years at OPB, he led the production of original OPB television series, including “Oregon Field Guide”, “Oregon Art Beat” and “Oregon Experience”, and launched a number of national programs and series. through the PBS system. with OPB as presentation station. Throughout his career, Davis has also produced or produced a variety of popular PBS programs.
Davis has received numerous national and regional Emmys and, in addition to his work, has mentored dozens of independent filmmakers in the United States and abroad.
At this year’s Emmy Awards, several OPB executive producers, producers, videographers, editors and journalists were also honored for their work produced in 2021, in the categories environment/science, arts/entertainment, historical/cultural, sports and informational/pedagogical.
OPB’s 2022 Emmy Awards include:
Environment/Science – Short Content: “Mum of Oregon Sea Jelly, Evonne” (Stephani Gordon, camera; Ian McCluskey, producer; Lisa Suinn Kallem, editor)
Environment/Science – Detailed content: “Using ancient trees (and an underwater chainsaw) to understand seismic risk” (Jes Burns, producer; Brandon Swanson, camera/editor; Stephani Gordon, camera; Donald Orr, production assistant)
Arts/Entertainment – Long Content: “The seer is the message(Jessica Martin, executive producer; Eric Slade, producer; Steven Tonthat, producer, Stephani Gordon, camera; Brandon Swanson, camera/editor; Todd Sonflieth, camera/editor; Arya Surowidjojo, camera/editor; Lisa Suinn Kallem, editor; William WardAudio
Historical/Cultural – Short Content: “Why Wheat Matters to the Pacific Northwest” (MacGregor Campbell, producer/graphics; Arya Surowidjojo, producer/editor; Stephani Gordon, camera; Steven Vaughn Kray, sound engineer; Crystal Ligori, narrator; Jan Boyd, executive producer)
Sports Story – Short and long content: “Najiah Knight” (Jule Gilfillan, producer; Michael Bendixen, post-production editor; Todd Sonflieth, camera/editor)
Informational/Instructional – Abbreviated Content: “Returning to ‘normal’ in Oregon means achieving herd immunity against COVID-19” (Jes Burns, producer; MacGregor Campbell, editor and graphic arts; Ed Jahn, executive producer; Jan Boyd, producer executive)
All of the winners of the 59th Annual Northwest Emmy Awards were honored at a ceremony in Seattle on June 4.