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Mike McGinn, Mayor

SUBJECT:  SEATTLE CHANNEL Wins Four Northwest Emmys
6/15/2011  11:00:00 AM

For the second year in a row, the City’s television station picks up a four statuettes. Three programs are honored: Community Stories, CityStream and Seattle Speaks! Watch our winners on our website!

SEATTLE CHANNEL was honored to receive four Emmy awards from the Northwest Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on Saturday, June 11.

“SEATTLE CHANNEL’s entire staff shares in these awards. They are dedicated professionals who work very hard to preserve the quality of our programming. The breadth of these awards—from writing to interactivity—shows how the Channel staff excels at skills as new as the 21st century and as ancient as language itself,” said Gary Gibson, the director of the Office of Electronic Communications.

SEATTLE CHANNEL’s winners are:

Informational/Instructional - Program/Special
City Stream: Harry Potter Exhibit
Megan Erb, Senior Producer
Shannon Gee, Producer/Editor
Jason Fierst, Photographer
Lowell Deo, Host
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Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special
Community Stories: Hat n' Boots
Ralph Bevins, Producer/Photographer/Editor
Bo Hopkins, Narrator
Watch it now

Writer - Program
Community Stories: Hat n' Boots
Ralph Bevins
Watch it now

Seattle Speaks: Income Tax in Washington State?
C. R. Douglas, Host/Producer
Megan Erb, Producer
Roxeanne Vainuku, Online Correspondent
Susan Han, Producer
Watch it now

SEATTLE CHANNEL is the award winning local TV station that puts video to work to build and strengthen community. SEATTLE CHANNEL presents programs on cable television (channel 21 on Comcast and Broadstripe) and via the Internet to help citizens connect with their city. Programming includes series and special features highlighting the diverse civic and cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest’s premier city. SEATTLE CHANNEL’s web site,, offers streaming video worldwide, and includes an archive featuring video on demand of all programs. The station is a Government Access Channel granted to the City of Seattle per federal law for the purpose of cablecasting government television programs. It is administered by the Seattle Channel unit of the City of Seattle’s Department of Information Technology.


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