Emmy Statues

Brett Akagi


Education Committee
Time on Board: ’15-’17


“My experience with the NATAS regional Emmy chapters helped my career. I competed with some of the best in the Upper Midwest and Mid-America regions, which pushed me to become a better storyteller. Now, I’m happy to pay it forward by helping the current and next generation of journalists.”

Brett Akagi earned 21 regional Emmys for his work at WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri, KARE-TV and the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s had a number of ‘fun’ jobs in his 27 year career; photojournalist, ENG operator, video editor, show creator/producer, technical director, MMJ, assistant news director, Director of Photography, university adviser/instructor, NPPA instructor, social media content producer, freelancer, mentor and career coach. Akagi currently serves on the Education Committee and served on the board for the Upper Midwest chapter.