Board of Governors
The following is a list of the officers, board of governors and standing committee chairs for the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Member Bio
Brian Callanan
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Brian's career in broadcast journalism started back in 1995 and has included stops in Roseburg, Oregon, Spokane, and Seattle. From 2000-2011, Brian was a reporter and fill-in anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy® Award and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out, City Inside/Out: Council Edition and Ask the Mayor. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle, and enjoys playing music, competing in triathlons, and adventuring all over the Northwest.
Katie Campbell
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Katie Campbell is a seven-time regional Emmy® Award-winning producer/photographer at KCTS 9. She covers environmental issues of the Pacific Northwest as the EarthFix video managing editor. Katie has earned national awards for her role in the documentaries Undamming the Elwha, COAL and Wildlife Detectives, and is the 2015 winner of the Kavli Science Journalism Gold Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her story Is Alaska Safe for Sea Stars?

Katie grew up on a flower farm in southern Minnesota. After completing her undergraduate degree in journalism at St. Catherine’s University, she worked as an enterprise reporter at daily newspapers in Minnesota and Florida. She holds a master’s degree in narrative journalism from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining KCTS 9 and EarthFix, Katie was an instructor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

Lindsay Cohen
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Lindsay is an Emmy® Award-winning reporter and anchor who has interviewed everyone from presidential candidates to pop stars in her 16 years in broadcast journalism. It was a story about a painting dog that helped her land her first on-air job at WNYT -TV in Albany, NY. From there, she spent three years at WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, FL, before moving to KOMO-TV in Seattle in July 2009. She has covered natural disasters, state politics, Super Bowls, and more.

Lindsay holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in communication studies from Northwestern (go 'Cats!) In between the occasional freelance writing job for ESPN the Magazine, you can find her running along the Seattle waterfront with her dog, Frank Sinatra. She has served on the NATAS board since 2014.

Melannie Denise Cunningham
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Melannie is President and CEO of the Cunningham Network, Lakewood, WA. Melannie is a television entrepreneur. She owns and operates her own network called the "Ubuntu Center" after Nelson Mandela's saying, "I am because we are." Melannie worked in television as a producer of documentaries and talk shows before taking the job of Director of Diversity Recruitment at Pacific Lutheran University. Last year, Melannie volunteered to sell ads in the Northwest Emmy® Awards program holds the title for the best sales person of all time for that program.
Ryan Flynn
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Ryan connects with audiences as Senior Writer and Producer with KCPQ, KZJO, and KRCW-TV. He began his career with KFBB in Great Falls, Montana and has served in a creative capacity for Tribune Broadcasting, Taft Broadcasting, Comcast Spotlight, and Max Media. Ryan is a proud graduate of Montana State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Theatre. He loves to spend his free time writing music and exploring the Pacific Northwest with Dakota, his black lab mix.

Ile Gonzales
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Ileana began her television career in January 1998 as a part-time Master Control Operator at UPN affiliate, KASY and CBS affiliate KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She figured she had to start somewhere and if it was “switching breaks” then it would be a great way to get in the door. In February of 1999, WB affiliate KWBQ came to town and recruited her to be their prime time Master Control Operator. She made the switch and worked in Master Control until the infamous evening of Y2K. She then made the transition over to Promotions Editor, and over the next few years she worked her way through the ranks up to Senior Promotion Producer for the nation’s first duopoly KASY and KWBQ. In October of 2002, she transferred to a higher market in Salt Lake City, Utah as a Senior Promotions Producer for WB affiliate KUWB. After two and a half more years in the company she left Acme Communications and moved to Seattle to work with Tribune Television.

In 2005, she was once again recruited to jump market sizes moving to Seattle with stations KCPQ, KZJO (formerly known as KTZZ and KTWB) and KRCW. Fully comfortable with station start-ups, rebuilds and rebrands she felt right at home for years to come as a Promotion Producer for the three affiliates. In 2009, she was promoted to Promotion Manager for all three affiliates and was an integral part of the rebrand of KTWB as KZJO, JOEtv. In 2014 and after sixteen and a half years in the business she put the “Susan Lucci Curse” to rest and garnered an Emmy® Award as part of the “Use Your Seahawks Voice” team for KCPQ. She continues her creative pursuits in editing, writing and photography.

Jamie Hammond
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Eric Jensen
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Eric Jensen is a television photographer based in Seattle. His first job in TV was as photog for Squatch, the Sonic’s mascot.

He has been in television news for 14 years. He's worked in Boise, Milwaukee and now, Seattle. He's been with KOMO-TV since 2006.

He also shoots travel programs broadcast on American Public Television for Small World Productions. The shows, including Smart Travels, Adventures with Purpose, and Real Rail Adventures, are a great way to see the world and work on longer format shows.

Eric is a native of the northwest and a proud Evergreen grad.

Jamie Jensen
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After 15 years on the Board of the Northwest chapter, Jamie is coming around for her second round in the President's seat - serving as co-President with Dick Splitstone. She is also the Trustee for the Northwest NATAS Chapter, serving as the chapter representative to the Board of Trustees of the National Academy. Jamie just completed two terms as Secretary of the National Board of Trustees. Jamie spent nearly two decades as a producer in television news and programming. Starting her broadcasting career on the air in radio in Wickenburg, Arizona, she moved into the producer chair at KYMA-TV in Yuma, Arizona. She moved to Seattle in 1990 to write and produce for KIRO-TV. After serving time as a producer of special projects at KIRO, KOMO and promotions at KING, Jamie launched her own production company working with various corporations and non-profits on their video and marketing projects. She continued freelancing for NBC news and several Seattle TV stations, but turned her focus to fundraising and marketing for non-profits. Most recently Jamie served as Vice President of Development and Marketing at The Hope Heart Institute.

You can currently find Jamie selling real estate with John L. Scott Real Estate in the Seattle area, but keeping her fingers in writing and production projects as often as possible. Community service is at the heart of everything Jamie does. She served as Director of Entertainment for the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede, in Bremerton, Washington, and has served on executive committees and as a board member for several Seattle non-profit organizations including: The Woodland Park Zoo Society - Wildkeepers and Rise n' Shine. Jamie joined the Board of the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1995 as Membership Committee Chair. She then served four years as Chair of the EMMY® Awards Committee, before serving two years as Vice President and four years as President of the Northwest Chapter. Jamie lives in Kingston, Washington with her husband, 4 dogs, 2 cats and 3 steer (yes, cows.)

Carolyn Kresser
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Carolyn is the Assignment Editor at Q13 FOX News. She was born and raised in Iowa and has a bachelor’s degree in both journalism and communications from the University of Iowa. She started her journalism career as a producer in Iowa, before moving to Las Vegas where she spent 8 years in "Sin City," working for both the local FOX affiliate and the NPR affiliate there. In October 2012 she traded the hot dry weather in southern Nevada for the cool damp weather of the Pacific Northwest to work at Q13 FOX News in Seattle. Carolyn is an avid hiker, biker and trail runner, and since moving to the northwest, has become a mountain-climber as well.

Joanne Lisosky
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Joanne M. Lisosky is a professor of communication and journalism at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma where she teaches classes in communication law, international media and multimedia writing and production. She has served on the NATAS board since 1997. In a previous life she worked in television in Missoula, Montana; Reno, Nevada and Springfield, Missouri. She also dabbled in radio news and newspapers. She was awarded two Fulbright awards in 2003 and 2011 to teach journalism in Kampala, Uganda and Baku, Azerbaijan. Her book, "War on Words: Who Should Protect Journalists?" was published in 2011.

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