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emmy100Michael Harris is one of the most celebrated independent television professionals in the region. Over the last 25 years he's helped create groundbreaking series and specials that have been honored with several prestigious industry awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and three International Monitor Awards, and individually he’s taken home nine Regional Emmy Awards (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska), with 45 Emmy nominations in an astonishing 15 different categories, including as Producer, Writer, Editor, Director, Photographer and Composer, for both for short- and long-format work.

He’s even an accomplished on-air talent. In June 2010, Michael was asked to host the KOMO 4 Television (ABC Seattle) prime-time special, GIANTS of the Pacific Northwest, a unique, experiential hour-long program exploring the whales, dolphins and porpoises of the Salish Sea and the wide range of attitudes about them, from whale huggers to whale hunters. For his work on that special, Michael was nominated for an Emmy Award in the coveted category of “Outstanding On-Air Host,” one of just four nominees across the five-state region.

Regional Emmy Awards (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska)

“Outstanding Documentary/Current Issues” for Orcas in the Balance
“Outstanding Public Affairs Special” for iSi Se Puede! Connecting Farmworker Communities
“Outstanding Writer/PSA or Promo” for Make a Call, For the Wild
“Outstanding Public Affairs Segment” for Cry of the Orca
“Outstanding Children & Youth Series or Special” for Baby Wild Films Presents: The Killer Whale People
“Outstanding Writer/Program” for THE INLAND SEA With Jean-Michel Cousteau: Where Have All the Orcas Gone?
“Outstanding Editor/Program” for THE INLAND SEA With Jean-Michel Cousteau: Where Have All the Orcas Gone?
“Outstanding Writer/PSA or Promo” for What Kids Really Eat (for KOMO 4 News/ABC Seattle)
“Outstanding Advanced Media” for Dairyman Blues

Forty-five Emmy nominations in 15 different categories since 1989, including as Producer, Writer, Editor, Live Events Director, Photographer, On-Air Host and Composer.

Regional Emmy Awards/Nominations for Baby Wild Films

“Outstanding On-Air Host or Moderator” to Billy Frank Jr. for THIS IS INDIAN COUNTRY With Billy Frank Jr.
“Outstanding Public Affairs Special” to Victoria Garcia for iSi Se Puede! Connecting Farmworker Communities

Numerous Emmy Award nominations for Baby Wild Films production crew, including three for Kevin Ely for "Outstanding Photography/Program" (The Kenney Creek Eagles, iSi Se Puede! Connecting Farmworker Communities and THIS IS INDIAN COUNTRY With Billy Frank Jr.),  one for Kirk Miller for "Outstanding Photography/Program" (THIS IS INDIAN COUNTRY With Billy Frank Jr.), and two for Tim Truman for "Outstanding Original Composition" (Baby Wild Films Presents: Sea Otters, The Old Men of the Sea and THE INLAND SEA With Jean-Michel Cousteau: A Puget Sound Fish Story).

National & International Awards and Nominations

Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Open Design” for Popular Science With Dean Stockwell (Discovery Communications/The Learning Channel)
Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Open Design” for The Year in Sports (Syndicated Special)
CableAce Nomination for “Best Children and Youth Series, Educational” for PopSci for Kids (Discovery Kids and Discovery Kids Latin America)
Telly Award for Popular Science With Dean Stockwell (Discovery Communications/The Learning Channel)
Telly Award for America's Passions (Syndicated Special)
Telly Award for The Holidays, Eddie Bauer Style (Seven-Million-Piece Direct Mail Video)
Telly Award for Heroes for the Earth (Syndicated Special)
Telly Award for Sound Encounters: Living With the Killer Whales (Syndicated Special)
Communication Arts Award for “Outstanding Open Design” for PopSci for Kids (Discovery Kids and Discovery Kids Latin America)
International Monitor Award for “Outstanding Producing Team” for Popular Science With Dean Stockwell (Discovery Communications/The Learning Channel)
International Monitor Award for “Outstanding Editing Team” for Popular Science With Dean Stockwell (Discovery Communications/The Learning Channel)
International Monitor Award for “Outstanding Writing Team” for Popular Science With Dean Stockwell (Discovery Communications/The Learning Channel)
Broadcast Design Association (BDA) Award - Silver Award for “Outstanding Open & Graphics Package” for Popular Science With Dean Stockwell (Discovery Communications/The Learning Channel) 
Broadcast Design Association (BDA) Award - Silver Award for “Outstanding Open & Graphics Package” for The Year in Sports (Syndicated Special)