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KCTS 9’s 2017 Northwest Regional Emmy® Award Nominations

April 9, 2018

We are proud to announce that KCTS 9 has been nominated for 25 Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The nominations recognize the hard work of producers, editors, photographers and animators across several categories, including Overall Station Excellence.

KCTS 9 is devoted to providing quality journalism and compelling stories to the public. We are honored to have our work in environmental, cultural and civic reporting recognized.

The 55th Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards Ceremony takes place on Saturday, June 9, 2018. All Emmy nominations and categories can be found here.

And the KCTS 9 nominees are…

Overall Station Excellence — KCTS 9: Inspiring a Smarter World
Rob Dunlop – President/CEO

Environmental  — Feature/Segment – “A Climate Rescue Mission for Puget Sound’s Rare Butterfly”
Ken Christensen – Associate Producer/EarthFix
Amy Mahardy – Editor
Greg Davis – Photographer

Environmental — Feature/Segment – Reel NW — “Photovoltaic”
Tommy Tang – Director
Matthew D. Hunt – Producer 
Audrey Seda – Director

Environmental — Feature/Segment — “Search and Rescue for Lead-Poisoned Swans”
Ken Christensen – Producer

Arts/Entertainment — Feature/Segment — “Still Here: Remembering Ceramic Artist Akio Takamori”
Aileen Imperial – Producer/Photographer
Resti Bagcal – Photographer
Amy Mahardy – Editor

Historic/Cultural — Feature/Segment — “Graduating at 92: One Woman’s Journey Through a U.S. Japanese Incarceration Camp”
Aileen Imperial – Producer/Photographer
Aly Chu – Illustrator
Amy Mahardy – Editor
Resti Bagcal – Photographer

Historic/Cultural — Feature/Segment — “Let it Not Happen Again — A Sobering Legacy”
Laila Kazmi – Producer
Greg Davis – Photographer/Editor
Resti Bagcal – Photographer

Health/Science — Feature/Segment — “How Much Plastic Do You Want in Your Oysters and Clams?”
Ken Christensen - Associate Producer – EarthFix

Informational/Instructional — Feature/Segment — ”The State of Washington Sales Tax”
Stephen Hegg – Producer
Amy Mahardy – Editor
Greg Cohen – Creative Designer
Kalina Torino – Animator
Matt Carson – Narrator

Informational/Instructional — Feature/Segment — “What is the TransMountain Oil Pipeline?”
Ken Christensen – Associate Producer – EarthFix

Public/Current/Community Affairs — Feature/Segment — “The Tiny— House Village That Started A Movement”
Aileen Imperial – Producer/Photographer
Matt McKnight – Producer/Photographer
Amy Mahardy – Editor

Public/Current/Community Affairs — Feature/Segment — “Immigration and the Food on Your Plate”
Nils Cowan – Producer/Editor
Stephen Hyde – Photographer/Producer

Public/Current/Community Affairs — Feature/Segment — “The Tough Transition out of Homelessness”
Christopher Barnes – Producer

Public/Current/Community Affairs — Program/Special — “Muslim in America, Changing the Conversation”
Jen Germain – Producer
Stacey Jenkins – Photographer

Interview/Discussion — Program/Special — Race, Justice and Democracy — Jose Antonio Vargas, Undocumented and Outspoken”
Enrique Cerna – Writer/Producer/Host
Dave Ko – Photographer/Editor
Resti Bagcal – Editor

Documentary — Topical — Reel NW — “Someone Like Me”
Bryan Tucker – Producer

Promotion — Program — Single Spot — “Our Vietnam Voices: Curtis’ Story”
Charles Costanza – Producer/Writer
Jeremy Cropf – Executive Producer/Writer
Eric Pato – Animator
Madeleine Pisaneschi – Animator
Resti Bagcal – Photographer

Promotion — Program — Single Spot — #SEAHOMELESS
Melanie Moore – Producer
Jeremy Cropf – Creative Director
Greg Cohen – Creative Designer
Kalina Torino – Animator

Promotion — Program — Single Spot — “Our Vietnam Voices: Vince’s Story”
Charles Costanza – Producer/Writer
Jeremy Cropf – Executive Producer/Writer
Eric Pato – Animator
Madeleine Pisaneschi – Animator
Resti Bagcal – Photographer

Promotion — Program — Campaign — “Seattle Before the Great War”
Michael McClinton – Producer/Editor
Madeleine Pisaneschi – Animator
Jeremy Cropf – Creative Director
Resti Bagcal – Photographer

Promotion — Program — Campaign — “Our Vietnam Voices”
Charles Costanza – Producer/Writer
Jeremy Cropf – Executive Producer/Writer
Eric Pato – Animator
Madeleine Pisaneschi – Animator
Resti Bagcal – Photographer

Community/Public Service (PSAs) — “Money Savvy Pig”
Melanie Moore – Producer/Writer/Sound Design
Jeremy Cropf – Creative Director
Kalina Torino – Animator

Reporter – Programming
Enrique Cerna – Reporter

Editor – Program
Amy Mahardy – Editor

Citation for Outstanding Community Outreach — Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive
Kelsey Tomascheski – Director of Marketing and Communications
Jeremy Cropf – Creative Services Director
Michael McClinton – Producer
Rob Dunlop – President/CEO
Resti Bagcal – Production Tech
Madeleine Pisaneschi – Graphic Designer
Vicki Ferguson
Bill Kight
Lisa Moore


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