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
Board of Governors
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.
Lindsay Cohen
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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.
Guy Farris
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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.

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.

Eric Jensen
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Carolyn Kresser
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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.
Charles Trillingham
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Charles supervises nightside crews, newscasts and programs at NWCN as Executive Producer after joining Belo, now Gannett, in July of 2011. Charles currently serves as co-chair for NATAS NW for the student awards committee. Charles career began at WLNE in Rhode Island as a photographer and producer. For nearly a decade, he has worked in Seattle, including at KOMO-TV, where he won his first Emmy® Award in 2007. Charles also has years of experience with KOMO Radio, and KCPQ. In addition to his normal duties, Charles produced the Cronkite Award winning and Emmy® nominated political coverage for NWCN during the 2012 election year. Charles is a proud graduate (2003) of the Edward R. Murrow College of Education at WSU, and holds a Masters of Arts in journalism (2005) from Emerson College in Boston, MA.

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