About me

I'm John Yeager

I'm a Seattle-based award-winning video producer, media content strategist, podcast producer and media affairs blogger with more than two decades of experience in journalism and public relations. I have a lifetime's appreciation for a good story, whether it's viewed, listened to or read.

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What I Do
My Work
Awards

About me

John Yeager

I'm a 17-time Emmy Award-winner, media content strategist and developer, documentary producer, media affairs blogger, podcast producer, videographer, photographer and lifelong Green Bay Packers fan.

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What I DO

Video Production

Positively Northwest is a small video production business offering my production, writing and editing talent for videos of all lengths (short features, long features and documentary). My freelance news work has aired on KCTS (PBS Seattle), Seattle Channel, King County TV as well as nationally on The Hallmark Channel. Freelance clients include The Boeing Company and the  Seattle Neuroscience Institute.

Content Strategy

Positively Northwest can also help you develop your story and strategize innovative ways to help you tell it. This includes media training, press release writing and pitching as well as social media content strategy. Past clients include, Visual Peacemakers, Outlaw Media, Camp GoodTimes and others. I've been successful placing stories both locally (Seattle area) as well as national media outlets,

Repurposed Journalist

Many journalists have stories of their own to tell after meeting a daily deadline. They often find fulfilling purpose. My Repurposed Journalist blog examines life after the newsroom.

Podcast Production

I'm a podcast producer examining the way blood donation through Bloodworks Northwest touches virtually every aspect of daily life in the Pacific Northwest. Bloodworks 101 is designed to educate and inspire you to donate time, money or blood.

Latest work

my work

KCTS 9 TV Feature  

Frank Chopp Could Go On and On 

Seattle's KCTS "Up Close" segment features long-time affordable housing advocate and former Washington State House leader, Frank Chopp tracing the history of the struggle for affordable housing on a walk through the Cascade neighborhood.

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KCPQ Feature Story   

Hot Dog!  

Emmy Award-winning feature story about Joe Bernstein and his unusual approach to selling your typical hot dog. Story originally aired during Fan Fest of the 1999 MLB All-Star Game played at Safeco Field (now T-Mobile Park) in Seattle.

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Podcast  

Bloodworks 101

Bloodworks 101 is a monthly podcast produced by Seattle-based Bloodworks Northwest, the region's leading supplier of blood and blood products. The podcast is designed to educate and inspire listeners to donate time, money or blood.

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Fundraising Video

Forging Peace  

This compelling fundraising video for The Pratt Fine Arts Center, highlights the story of a Bellevue widower and the impact of the classes he and his two children took at Pratt after their mother's death. In the process of learning to work with metal, this father and his children forged an enduring image of peace for their family.

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Documentary Production

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

This documentary traces the steps of Seattle peace activist Andy Larsen as he travels from the Pacific Northwest to the West Bank and Israel in hopes of discovering whether peace is even remotely possible in one of the most war-torn places on earth.

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Awards

Emmy Award Winner and Society for Professional Journalists

John Yeager is a 17-time Emmy Award winner (feature reporting, sports reporting, news writing and documentary production), as well as a multiple Society for Professional Journalists award-winner and an Iris Award-winner for documentary production (National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE).
2002 - Outstanding Same Day Feature "Hot Dog"
1997 - Outstanding Same Day Feature "Pile Drivers."
1996 - Outstanding Soft Feature "Enchantments"
1995 - Outstanding Specialty Reporting "Positively Northwest"
1994 - Outstanding Specialty Reporting "Positively Northwest"
1993 - Outstanding Specialty Reporting "Positively Northwest" &
Outstanding Writing News
1992 - Outstanding Fine Arts Special "Thomas Hampson"
1991/92 - Outstanding Documentary "The Empire Builder"
Outstanding Soft Feature - "Flying Fish"
Outstanding Sports Feature "Coach Paton"
1990/91 - Outstanding Sports Feature "Lost Prairie"
1989/90 - Outstanding Soft News Feature " Going to the Sun"
1988/89 - Outstanding Sports Feature "Spokes"
1987/88 - Outstanding Soft News Feature "King of Junk"
1986/87 - Outstanding Soft News Feature "When Forest Meets the Fall"
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1997 - Outstanding Feature - "The Enchantments" Association of Religious Broadcasters
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1986-1991 Best Feature - Society for Professional Journalists
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1985 Best Feature - "Snow Train" - Wisconsin United Press International Broadcasters Association
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1992 Best Documentary - "The Empire Builder" - National Association of Television Program Executives

Multiple Public Relations
Society of America Awards

For the past two years, John Yeager has been a part of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Totem Award winners, first as a lead in the 2017 Aegis Living award-winning entry and then again in 2018 for the Bloodworks Northwest PRSA Totem Award-winning entry.
2018 - Totem Award PRSA (Puget Sound Region)
2017 - Totem Award PRSA (Puget Sound Region)