Long-time KING-TV news anchor and multi-Emmy Award-winning SAG-AFTRA broadcaster Jean Enersen is stepping down from the head anchor position she has held at the station for 42 years.
The official announcement, posted on the station’s website, lauded Enersen for her 46-year career, making special note of her groundbreaking tenure as the first female local evening news anchor in the country. In addition, she is the longest-serving lead anchor in Seattle television news broadcast history.Read More
The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local continues to improve its ability to serve members with the recent purchase of a ClearSonic IsoPac G Sound Isolation Booth.
The booth is designed by the manufacturer to eliminate up to 70 percent of extraneous noise, creating a quiet, low-reflection chamber ideal for vocal recording. In addition, the booth is completely portable, and can be easily stored in order to allow for maximum flexibility of the Local’s Member Resource Center.
Seattle SAG-AFTRA member and long-time KOMO-TV broadcaster Dan Lewis recently announced he is stepping down from the station’s head anchor position, which he has held for nearly 30 years.Read More
SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local broadcast unit KING Television has been awarded a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award for their mult-part investigative series, “Hanford’s Dirty Little Secrets”. KING-TV reporter and SAG-AFTRA member Susannah Frame, along with photojournalist Steve Douglas and Executive Producer Russ Walker were tapped for the award, presented annually by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Grady School of Journalism, recognizing outstanding achievement in the field of reporting in electronic media.
Broadcasters from three SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local news shops recorded big wins in the 2014 Region 1 Edward R. Murrow Awards, announced this week.
Teams from KOMO and KING split 11 of the 13 awards in the Large Market Television category, including: Overall Excellence, Best Newscast, and Feature, Hard News and Sports Reporting (KOMO), Breaking News, Continuing Coverage, Investigative Reporting, News Series, Writing, and Use of Sound/Video (KING), while KPLU-FM received the award for Feature Reporting, Large Market Radio.Read More
On September 13, the Board of Regents of Washington State University in Pullman announced the dedication of a Media Arts building in honor of WSU alumnus, SAG-AFTRA member, and KOMO-TV news anchor Kathi Goertzen, who passed away last year.Read More
On August 12, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Seattle Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.
Abby Dylan* - National Board Member - Two-Year TermRead More
KING 5 News in Seattle has been nominated for a National News and Documentary Emmy in the Outstanding Regional News Story - Investigative Reporting Category.
KING-TV Reporter and SAG-AFTRA member, Chris Ingalls, is being recognized for his series, “Their Crime, Your Dime.” The series exposed wrongdoing in the state welfare system and resulted in the creation of a new government fraud unit to fight welfare crimes in Washington. “Their Crime, Your Dime” has won a number of other awards, including the Peabody award.
SAG-AFTRA-represented stations were recently honored for outstanding achievements in electronic journalism, winning multiple regional categories of the Radio Television Digital News Association’s Edward R. Murrow awards. KOMO-TV and KING-TV won twelve out of thirteen Region 1 categories for Large-Market Television, including awards in television news reporting, writing, ongoing coverage, and technical categories. KOMO also received the Overall Excellence commendation for its region.Read More
The below message is being posted on behalf of the Washington State Labor Council.
Once again, the Washington State Labor Council is hosting MayWorks, an annual month-long celebration of workers’ culture and history first organized in 2012 by Washington’s labor movement — with plans for even more events in May 2013.