Naselle High School grad wins 2nd Emmy

Naselle native Lars Peterson, left, along with colleagues Christina Salerno and Brett Hansen recently accepted a regional Emmy for a television documentary abour drone aircraft in Washington state.

NASELLE — Lars Peterson, son of Naselle’s Timberline Library Assistant Sherrill Hartline, was part of a TVW team awarded an Emmy earlier this month from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The TVW team received the award in the Politics and Government Special Program category for their television documentary on drones in Washington state, “Flight Plan: Charting a Course for Drones in Washington.” TVW is Washington’s version of C-Span whose goal is to give citizens an unbiased, unfiltered access to state government deliberations.

In addition to photographer and video editor Peterson, the TVW team consisted of producer and writer Christina Salerno and photographer Brett Hansen. This is Peterson’s second Emmy award. Last year, he received an Emmy for his work as photographer on a TVW team which produced a documentary designed to provide unbiased information on Initiative 522, a proposal for labeling of genetically modified food sold in stores.

Peterson is a 1995 graduate of Naselle-Grays River Valley School. Following high school, Peterson earned a communications degree from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. He and his wife Maria currently reside in Olympia with their two daughters, year and a half old Elle and Isla, three and a half years old.

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