The following is a list of the committee members for the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Member Bio
Peter O'Connell
Awards - Call for Entries

Executive Producer of Special Projects at KING-TV. Peter has been a television news producer and writer more than 30 years, working in San Diego, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles before coming to Seattle in 1997. His many projects include local coverage of the Olympic games, political conventions and elections, riots, earthquakes, the OJ Simpson trial, the opening of Safeco Field, and the implosion of the Kingdome. Several of these projects won Emmys. Peter has served as the NATAS Northwest Awards Chair for more than five years. He has also served on the board of the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California.

Andrea Flatley
Awards - Event
Andrea Petrich is co-chair of the Emmy® Nomination Party, serves on the Social Media Committee and is a previous Regional Chair. She is currently the assistant director of development for the ASU Foundation, and is based in the Pacific Northwest. Before working for her alma mater she was the communications and social media manager at Northwest Harvest. Prior to moving to the nonprofit sector Andrea worked as a special projects, magazine and line producer and writer at KOMO, KPTV and KXLY. While producing at those stations she helped launch magazine style broadcasts, a mid-day newscast and field produced for a variety of special projects. Andrea received an Emmy® Award in 2008 for her work on a Special Assignment Report, AWOL In Canada and a Community Service nomination for her work with the KXLY Extreme Team Girl Scouts Build. She was also part of the KOMO 4 News Team awarded a 2012 Breaking News Emmy® Award for coverage of a house explosion. Andrea is a graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism. She is the Seattle Club vice president for ASU's Alumni Association and a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer. In her free time she writes for the wine, beer & spirit blog WestToast. She has served on the NATAS NW board since 2008.
Chris Cashman
Emmy® Awards Show
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.
Maria Lamarca Anderson
Silver/Gold Circle Awards
Maria Lamarca Anderson joined KIRO 7 as community relations manager in May 2007. Her previous experience includes shopping center, social service, high-tech and arts marketing and corporate public relations, resulting in a diversity of experiences with a variety of media and awards for her campaigns. She is also a freelance writer and communications consultant. Throughout her career Maria has volunteered with an array of non-profit organizations, at present with Lifelong AIDS Alliance, the Mary M. Gates Guild of Children's Hospital and Seattle Women's Chorus. She joined the board of the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as marketing chair in 2004. She is a past president of the Seattle Advertising Federation and served on its board for seven years.
Nicole Sanchez
Silver/Gold Circle Event

Award-winning journalist Nicole Sanchez has been a Host and Reporter for CityStream on The Seattle Channel since 2010. She also produces medical stories for national syndication for Ivanhoe Broadcast News. Nicole also enjoys producing, anchoring and reporting for London-based WebsEdge for their newscasts at conferences around the world. Nicole has also reported for KOMO 4 News, Q13 Fox News, Arise News, Pierce County News, and she was an Anchor/Reporter for KIMA-TV CBS. She has also worked for The Outdoor Channel as an Account Executive.

Through the years, Nicole has earned two EMMY® nominations, several NATOA and Communicator Awards, as well as a Hometown and Telly Award. Her work has also been recognized several times by the Society of Professional Journalists.

She is a proud graduate of Washington State University and continues to be very grateful for the many people and organizations who helped her get her start in journalism by investing in her education. She received a NATAS scholarship back in the late 90’s, along with scholarships from Fisher Broadcasting, Washington State Association of Broadcaster, the Washington Award for Vocational Excellence and WSU’s Katie Whitworth Scholarship.

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