(ATHENS, GA) Scott Jensen, news content manager for KING-TV in Seattle, Washington, has been appointed to the National Press Photographers Association board of directors by NPPA President Melissa Lyttle.
Jensen will serve a one-year term in 2017 as one of three appointed board members. Danese Kenon and Chelsea Matias,h two board members appointed by Lyttle in 2016, will continue service on the board. In addition, there are six elected members on the NPPA board of directors and six officers who make up the executive committee.
At the NPPA board meeting the beginning of February, the board and executive committee voted to create procedures that would guarantee broadcast members representation among the elected board members. Naming Jensen to the open appointed position is another sign of that commitment, Lyttle said.
“I’m excited to use one of my presidential appointees to go a step further, and name Scott Jensen to the board. He brings a tremendous amount of respect, leadership, experience and knowledge of the broadcast world to the NPPA,” Lyttle said.
As news manager at KING-TV, Jensen oversees the daily execution of news, storytelling and content on all media platforms. His career in video journalism, multimedia management and teaching spans three decades with stops in Minnesota, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.
Jensen has won 22 Emmy Awards, a National Edward R. Murrow Award, is a Sigma Delta Chi recipient, and is a two-time NPPA Ernie Crisp Television Photographer of the Year. Between 2006 and 2015, Jensen helped lead the photojournalism staffs of KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska and KING-TV to a total of five NPPA Station of the Year awards, and three SOY runners-up. Jensen is also a recipient of the NPPA Samuel Mellor Award and an NPPA Special Citation.
Jensen also served as the University of Alaska’s visiting Atwood Chair of Journalism in the spring of 2011. In that semester, Jensen taught upper division classes in video production, documentary filmmaking and emerging media.