OPB has received six Northwest Regional Emmy® awards from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The awards recognize excellence in programming and individual craft achievement in television and media arts.
OPB’s Vice President of Programming Dave Davis was also inducted into the Northwest chapter’s Silver Circle, which recognizes individuals in the region who have served in the industry for a minimum of 25 years. Davis and his fellow inductees have demonstrated extensive public service, mentoring, leadership and professional accolades during their careers.
Davis has more than 40 years of experience in film and television production. In his 26 years at OPB, he has led the production of original OPB TV series including “Oregon Field Guide,” “Oregon Art Beat” and “Oregon Experience,” and has ushered in a number of national programs and series through the PBS system with OPB as a presenting station. Throughout his career, Davis has also produced or executive produced a variety of popular PBS programs.
Davis has been the recipient of numerous national and regional Emmys, and in addition to his work, has mentored dozens of independent filmmakers across the US and abroad.
At this year’s Emmy awards, several OPB executive producers, producers, videographers, editors and reporters were also recognized for their work produced in 2021, in the categories of environment/science, arts/entertainment, historical/cultural, sports and informational/instructional.
OPB’s 2022 Emmy award wins include:
Environment/Science – Short Form Content: “Oregon’s sea jelly mom, Evonne” (Stephani Gordon, Camera; Ian McCluskey, Producer; Lisa Suinn Kallem, Editor)
Environment/Science – Long Form Content: “Using ancient trees (and an underwater chainsaw) to understand earthquake risk” (Jes Burns, Producer; Brandon Swanson, Camera/Editor; Stephani Gordon, Camera; Donald Orr, Production Assistant)
Arts/Entertainment – Long Form Content: “The medium 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 Ward, Audio
Historical/Cultural – Short Form Content: “Why wheat matters to the Pacific Northwest” (MacGregor Campbell, Producer/Graphic Arts; Arya Surowidjojo, Producer/Editor; Stephani Gordon, Camera; Steven Vaughn Kray, Sound Engineer; Crystal Ligori, Narrator; Jan Boyd, Executive Producer)
Sports Story – Short and Long Form Content: “Najiah Knight” (Jule Gilfillan, Producer; Michael Bendixen, Postproduction Editor; Todd Sonflieth, Camera/Editor)
Informational/Instructional – Short Form Content: “Getting back to‘ normal ’in Oregon means getting to COVID-19 herd immunity” (Jes Burns, Producer; MacGregor Campbell, Editor & Graphic Arts; Ed Jahn, Executive Producer; Jan Boyd, Executive Producer)
All winners for the 59th annual Northwest Emmy awards were honored at a ceremony in Seattle on June 4.