UW Comm alumni awarded for journalistic achievements

Lori Matsukawa posts a photo on Facebook of her and Ed White sharing a toast in the KING 5 newsroom.

Lori Matsukawa posts a photo on Facebook of her and Ed White sharing a toast in the KING 5 newsroom.

On June 7, the Northwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) held its 51st Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards. UW Department of Communication alumni were among the award recipients, honoring their commitment to the field and stellar reporting.

TVW, the statewide public affairs cable television network, was awarded in two categories: Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program/Special and Politics/Government – Program Special. As Executive Producer, Greg Lane (B.A., 1988) is among those recognized for TVW’s winning stories “Starcia” and “Washington’s Food Fight: The Debate Over GMO Labels.”

The Northwest Chapter, which serves television and media professionals in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington, also recognized those who have contributed 25 or more years to the industry by inducting them into the Pacific Northwest Regional NATAS Silver Circle. KING 5’s anchor Lori Matsukawa (M.A., 1996) and News Assignment Manager Ed White (B.A., 1983) both joined the silver circle, as well as KOMO TV’s weather anchor Steve Pool (B.A., 1977). Matsukawa and Pool are members of the UW Department of Communication Hall of Fame.

Go to NATAS’s website to watch videos of the red carpet arrivals and award-winning reports.