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
Chris Cashman
Board of Governors
Chris is a dynamic Host, producer, writer, editor and avatar. He's received numerous Emmy awards for "Best host" and many more for his work behind the scenes as producer & editor. Chris's unique brand of humor has earned him roles on television stations like KSTW, Seattle Channel & KING 5's Evening Magazine. He's worked with the Seahawks, Mariners and hosted many live parades and events. Chris has worked nationally as a host and featured actor with The Discovery Channel, CBS & Comedy Central. Chris is also currently a featured performer for the nationally syndicated kids show "Biz Kids." He is also a formidable host, writer & producer for many Microsoft programs & live events. As the host of XBOX LIVE's 1vs100, Chris reached over 20 million subscribers with an interactive social gaming experience that earned him a place in the Guinness book of world records. Currently you can see Chris as the host of MSN's entrepreneur magazine program "News On Main." Chris is also a popular event host & auctioneer. He wanted us to brag about his 2 gorgeous daughters but that would be too sappy for his bio.
Guy Farris
Board of Governors
50th Anniversary

Guy is an Emmy award-winning journalist who's been working in the TV business for 20+ years. Prior to moving back home to Seattle last November, Guy was the host of the live weekday morning talk show, Sacramento & Company, a program he helped launch at the ABC affiliate KXTV in 2005. Before that, Guy was an entertainment anchor at KVWB in Las Vegas. His career has now come full circle, considering he got his start as a reporter/anchor at NorthWest Cable News where he worked for almost a decade. Currently, Guy is hosting and reporting for the Seattle Channel program CityStream and freelancing at KING5. He is also a former NATAS Northwest board member.

Michael Fox
Board of Governors
Emmy?« Awards Production
Michael Fox is the web videographer at KIRO 7 in Seattle. He produces entertaining video features and slideshows for the SeattleInsider page on KIROtv.com. Michael graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2004 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology. Michael likes jokes, black labs and jolly ranchers.
Joe Fryer
Board of Governors
Holly Gauntt
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Alternate Trustee
Board of Governors
Holly is the News Director for KOMO-TV, KOMO News Radio and KUNS-TV.
She is also the Vice President of News for KOMOÔÇÖs parent company, Fisher Communications LLC..
Prior to joining Fisher, Holly was the Vice President/News Director for WTXF-TV in Philadelphia.
Holly has a bachelorÔÇÖs degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
She has been a broadcast journalist for 28 years.
Holly started her career as a writer and researcher at KUSA in Denver and has since worked at 8 television stations from Denver to Washington DC.
She covered the bombing of the Murrah building while working in Oklahoma City and the terrorist attacks on 9/11 while working in Washington DC.
Holly Currently serves as the Vice Chair of the ABC News Affiliate Advisory Board. In addition to the Northwest Chapter, Holly has served on NATAS boards in Philadelphia and Washington DC.
Holly has won several Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards during her broadcast career.
John Giamberso
Board of Governors
Scott LaPlante
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National Trustee
Board of Governors
50th Anniversary
Independant producer, and former Director of News Technology KIRO-TV, Seattle. Scott started his career in Duluth Minnesota in 1972 as a Newsfilm photographer/editor. After working at several TV stations in the Midwest he moved to Seattle in 1980 as an editor for KING-TV. He became Chief Editor in 1981 and then Operations Manager at KING in 1984. He received two Emmy Awards for his editing in the early 80's. As Operations Manager he also produced several News Specials and traveled to Russia, Hong Kong and China for the news department. He also produced the '88 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea and the '94 Games in Atlanta, GA for KING-TV. For ten years 1988 to 1998 Scott was the Northwest producer for NBC News. He produced numberous stories for the Today Show and Nightly News including the Live remote broadcast of the 10 Year Anniversary of Mt. St. Helens Eruption with Tom Brokaw. In 1999 he moved to KIRO-TV as News Operations Manager just in time for the Millennium. At KIRO he managed the photography, editing and news engineering staff as well as the various newsroom computer systems. Scott is the current National Trustee of the NATAS Northwest Chapter, after serving two years as President and four years as Vice President and Awards Chair. He receied the NW Chapter's Silver Circle Honor on June 15, 2013.
Brook Stanford
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Board of Governors
Silver Circle
Brook Stanford is a native of Michigan, and discovered the Pacific Northwest while travelling with the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club to Seattle in 1962. After working radio for several years, Brook went to KGW-TV, Portland in 1968, and moved to KOMO-TV in 1970. While at KOMO, Brook was Sunday Anchor for 9 years, Health/Science Editor 9 years, and 13 years as the People Helper, during which time he raised more than $9 million from viewers to help other viewers in need. People Helper won the Emmy for Specialty Reporting in 1989. Brook retired from KOMO in 2001. In 2004 he was honored by being inducted into the Silver Circle of NATAS. Brook is a 22 year member of the Seattle Men's Chorus.

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