King County TV and Office of Cable Communications manager recognized with national awards 

KCTV’s video Digital Connection won first place in the “Use of Social Media” category at the Government Programming Awards, an annual national conference held by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA).

The county-operated TV station took home three other programming awards including one in the public health category for a piece on King County’s Heroin Task Force

NATOA’s annual government programming awards honors excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. This year, NATOA received more than 900 entries submitted in 65 categories by local governments across the country.

“We are very proud of our talented team,” said KCTV Station Manager James Burns. “Our station is an interactive window on government. It’s our job to connect you with the programs and services that make our community a better place.

NATOA also named Washington State’s WATOA as Chapter of the Year and recognized Chris Jaramillo, manager of King County’s Office of Cable Communications.

Chris, past president of the WATOA chapter and longtime member of NATOA, received a 2017 Ovation Award.

The awards won by King County at the 2017 NATOA awards event includes: